• With over sixty years of filmmaking behind her, Agnès Varda is still finding fresh ways of exploring the art form. After shifting focus to her multimedia work in recent years, the nouvelle vague pioneer struck up a close friendship with French photographer and artist JR, with whom she made Faces Places, a heartwarming new documentary that delves into creative inspiration, mortality, and the power of image-making. In celebration of the film’s recent premiere at the New York Film Festival and its opening at the Quad Cinema this week, we’re looking back on Varda’s trip to our office during a visit last year. In the above video, she brings her trademark warmth and charm to our closet, lavishing love on favorites such as Jane Campion’s Sweetie and An Angel at My Table, Abbas Kiarostami’s Taste of Cherry, and Jean-Luc Godard’s Band of Outsiders.

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  • By eleven
    October 04, 2017
    12:15 PM

    Wow this just made my day
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  • By Dean Estes
    October 04, 2017
    02:05 PM

    As adorable as she is brilliant. I'm going to have to pick up those Jane Campion films, now. Merci Mme. Varda.
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  • By David Hollingsworth
    October 04, 2017
    07:21 PM

    Best thing I've seen all day. I would love to watch movies with her! I bet I would be quite fascinated on her thoughts on film.
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  • By Sharon G.
    October 31, 2017
    06:26 PM

    Thank you Criterion for making so many Agnes Varda short films available. And for letting all of us go into the DVD closet with one of the geniuses of French film.
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