Vagabond Vagabond
  • France
  • 1985
  • 105 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #74

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.

Disc Features

  • New restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Agnes Varda
  • Remembrances (2003), a documentary on the making of the film, including interviews with Sandrine Bonnaire and other cast members
  • The Story of an Old Lady (2003), a short piece in which Varda revisits actress Marthe Jarnias, who plays the old aunt in the film
  • Music and Dolly Shots, (2003), a conversation between Varda and composer Joanna Bruzdowicz
  • A 1986 radio interview with Varda and writer Nathalie Sarraute, who inspired the film
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by Chris Darke and written introduction by Agnes Varda

Film Essays

Vagabond: Freedom and Dirt

By Chris DarkeJanuary 21, 2008

Funny how certain films come back to haunt you. I was a student in late 1980s London when I . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Vagabond

By Sandy Flitterman-LewisMay 15, 2000

Vagabond has been called Agnès Varda’s Ulysses, and with good reason. The comparison with . . . Read more »

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Clippings

AGNÈS’S SANDS OF TIME

July 02, 2009

This week, Agnès Varda’s beguiling new film, the autobiographical documentary The Beaches of . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Vagabond: Freedom and Dirt

By Chris DarkeJanuary 21, 2008

Funny how certain films come back to haunt you. I was a student in late 1980s London when I . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Vagabond

By Sandy Flitterman-LewisMay 15, 2000

Vagabond has been called Agnès Varda’s Ulysses, and with good reason. The comparison with . . . Read more »