The TV channel Antenne 2 asked a series of filmmakers to answer the question “What is a woman?” In this film-tract, or film pamphlet, Agnès Varda gives some answers. Against a white background, several women speak up against the oppressive myths that surround femininity and stage a repertoire of untapped possibilities. How can we experience our bodies? How can we experience sex?
Agnès Varda (born 30 May 1928) is a French film director and professor at European Graduate School. Her movies, photographs, and art installations focus on documentary realism, feminist issues, and social commentary — with a distinct experimental style. Films by Varda belonged to the Rive Gauche (Left Bank) cinema movement, along with Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, Marguerite Duras, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Jean Cayrol y Henri Colpi.
Cléo de 5 à 7 (1961)
Le bonheur (1965)
L'une chante, l'autre pas (1977)
Sans toit ni loi (1985)
Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma (1995)
Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000)
Les plages d'Agnès (2008)