The great Agnès Varda’s film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both a stylized depiction of the complicated relationship between a married couple (played by Silvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret) and a documentary-like look at the daily struggles of the locals, Varda’s discursive, gorgeously filmed debut was radical enough to later be considered one of the progenitors of the coming French New Wave.
This screening is free part of a double feature with Varda's final film. This has been made free with support by the University of Miami School of Communication Department of Cinema and Interactive Media and the Center for Communication, Culture and Change.
Directed by Agnès Varda.
France. 80minutes. 4k Digital Projection.
1956. With Subtitles.