The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

byDelphine Benezet

Paperback | May 20, 2014

The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism by Delphine Benezet
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Agnès Varda, a pioneer of the French New Wave, has been making radical films for over half a century. Many of these are considered by scholars, filmmakers, and audiences alike, as audacious, seminal, and unforgettable. This volume considers her production as a whole, revisiting overlooked films like Mur, Murs/Documenteur (1980-81), and connecting her cinema to recent installation work. This study demonstrates how Varda has resisted norms of representation and diktats of production. It also shows how she has elaborated a personal repertoire of images, characters, and settings, which all provide insight on their cultural and political contexts. The book thus offers new readings of this director's multifaceted rêveries, arguing that her work should be seen as an aesthetically influential and ethically-driven production where cinema is both a political and collaborative practice, and a synesthetic art form.

Delphine Bénézet teaches comparative literature in the School of Languages, Linguistics, and Film at Queen Mary, University of London.
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Title:The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and EclecticismFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231169752

ISBN - 13:9780231169752

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