In collaboration with Umeå European Film Festival and Institut Français, we will screen a programme of short films by the legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda this Sunday. Free admission.
Agnès Varda, who died in the spring of 2019, was an internationally renown filmmaker and artist. During her long career, she created films and documentaries and was also a photographer and visual artist. In 2014 she had a large solo exhibition at Bildmuseet, opening on her 86th birthday. In 2017, Agnès Varda was as the first female director awarded an honorary Oscar for her efforts in film.
All films screened are subtitled in English. Original language: French.
Du côté de la côte, 1958 (24 min) [Coasting Along the Coast] A humorous travelogue of the French Riviera. Du côté de la côte is dedicated to the French film theorist and critic André Bazin.
Elsa la rose, 1965 (20 min) An intense short film with the poet Louis Aragon’s story about his love for his wife, the writer Elsa Triolet.
Le lion volatil, 2003 (12 min) Magic, synchronicity, love and loss around the Place Denfert-Rochereaus and its famous statue of the lion of Denfert. A short adventure between three characters.
Les 3 boutons, 2015 (11 min) One day Jasmine receives a package with the mail. It turns out to contain a magical dress. As she steps into it, she embarks on a journey.
T’as de beaux escaliers, tu sais, 1986 (3 min) [You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know] A tribute to the Cinémathèque francais in Paris. The film alternates images of the cinematheque's well-known staircase by architect Franck Gehry with historical film scenes in stairs.
Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald, 1961 (3 min) [The Fiancés of the Bridge Mac Donald] A young man sees life in black when wearing sunglasses. It is enough for him to remove them so things get better.