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The Gleaners and I (Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse): dir Agnès Varda (2000)
9 November 2019 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pmAED 52.50
Agnès Varda focuses her eye on gleaners, these people who pick up left-over discarded items – food, knicknacks, thrown away items, and personal connections too – in this much-awarded documentary. Her thoughts on her life as a filmmaker (a gleaner of sorts) give her a connection to her subjects that creates a touching human portrait.
Varda famously asked everyone she knew to talk to everyone they knew to find her subjects. “The more l met them, the more I could see I had nothing to make as a statement. They make the statement; they explain the subject better than anybody.”
Shows in Cinema Akil’s short Agnès Varda retrospective.