(Agnès Varda, 1985, France, 105 minutes)
With this screening of Vagabond, one of her essential films, the Classic French Film Festival pays homage to the late Agnès Varda — director of such masterpieces as Cléo from 5 to 7, One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, The Gleaners and I, and Faces Places — who died last year after a hugely diverse and influential career. 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. The film pieces together Mona’s story through flashbacks told by the people — played by a largely nonprofessional cast — she encountered on her travels, producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. With its sparse, poetic imagery, Vagabond is a stunner and won Varda the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.
With an introduction and post-film discussion by Kathy Corley, documentary filmmaker and professor emerita of film at Webster University.
Please note: Classic French Film Festival prices apply, and Webster Film Series punch passes cannot be accepted for admission. Visit cinemastlouis.org for more information.
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119