Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of Vagabond. Agnès Varda pieces together Mona’s story through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely nonprofessional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. With its sparse, poetic imagery, VAGABOND (Sans toit ni loi) is a stunner, and won Varda the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.
Tickets to this screening are $5. All proceeds go to future retrospective screening programs at the Bill Cosford Cinema.
Directed by Agnès Varda.
France. 105minutes. 4k Digital Projection.
1985. With Subtitles.