If Agnès Varda could be described as an observant person, that focus of perception would strike especially true for the neighborhood where she lived for most of her adult life: the Rue Daguerre in Paris. The early 70s were a relatively fallow period for Varda artistically...Fortunately a German production company reached out with an offer to let her make any kind of movie she wanted. Varda decided to make a movie within that community circle, with her focus on the shopkeepers of Rue Daguerre.
It's only now, with the year wrapping up and the vague promise of, well...if not better times then at least slightly less poisonous and soul crushing times, that I'm starting to take more of an interest in the films of 2020. Reading through lists and reviews and recaps - even on this site - have... Continue Reading →