This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

Cart 0

Congratulations! Your order qualifies for free shipping You are $150 away from free shipping.
No more products available for purchase

Products
Pair with
Is this a gift?

TIFF Members please make sure to use your year-round discount code at checkout to receive your discount.

TIFF prefers Visa

Subtotal Free
View cart
Shipping, taxes, and discount codes are calculated at checkout

Agnes Varda: Interviews

$30.95
Item is in stock Hurry, Only 3 Left! Item is out of stock Item is unavailable

Over nearly sixty years, Agnès Varda (b. 1928) has given interviews that are revealing not only of her work, but of her remarkably ambiguous status. She has been called the “Mother of the New Wave” but suffered for many years for never having been completely accepted by the cinematic establishment in France. Varda's first film, La Pointe Courte (1954), displayed many of the characteristics of the two later films that launched the New Wave, Truffaut's 400 Blows and Godard's; Breathless. In a low-budget film, using (as yet) unknown actors and working entirely outside the prevailing studio system, Varda completely abandoned the “tradition of quality” that Truffaut was at that very time condemning in the pages of Cahiers du cinema. Her work, however, was not “discovered” until after Truffaut and Godard had broken onto the scene in 1959. Varda's next film, Cleo from 5 to 7, attracted considerably more attention and was selected as France's official entry for the Festival in Cannes. Ultimately, however, this film and her work for the next fifty years continued to be overshadowed by her more famous male friends, many of whom she mentored and advised.

Her films have finally earned recognition as deeply probing and fundamental to the growing awareness in France of women's issues and the role of women in the cinema. “I'm not philosophical,” she says, “not metaphysical. Feelings are the ground on which people can be led to think about things. I try to show everything that happens in such a way and ask questions so as to leave the viewers free to make their own judgments.” The panoply of interviews here emphasizes her core belief that “we never stop learning” and reveal the wealth of ways to answer her questions.

T. Jefferson Kline is professor emeritus of French at Boston University. He has written five books on French cinema, film, and intertextuality in screenplay. He is editor of Agnès Varda: Interviews and coeditor of Bertrand Tavernier: Interviews and Bernardo Bertolucci: Interviews, all published by University Press of Mississippi.

Title: Agnes Varda: Interviews

Format: Paperback

Product dimensions: 256 pages, 9" H x 6" W

Shipping dimensions: 256 pages, 9" H x 6" W

Published: February 10, 2015

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi 

Language: English

ISBN: 9781496802491


Complete the look:

[{"variant_id":"48842673684794" , "metafield_value":""}]

Agnes Varda: Interviews

$30.95
FAQ

How much is shipping?

When checking out online you will be presented various shipping options with the exact shipping charge for each option, which is automatically calculated based on your shipping address.

Do you offer exchanges?

In the case of an exchange of an online order, the customer is responsible for all shipping charges from and to the customer's location. Please contact tiffshop@tiff.net prior to sending back any products.

What is your return policy?

All online orders are FINAL SALE. We offer an exchange-only policy for all non-sale, undamaged and unused goods within 14 days of purchase with the original receipt. See full policy here.

Do you offer any discounts?

Members receive 15% online and in-person at the TIFF Shop and up to 30% off on Member Shopping Days.

Shipping Info

Shipping

From Toronto directly to your door. We ship across Canada and around the world. 

Fulfillment

We process each order by hand. Please allow for a slight delay in order fulfillment. 

International Orders

International customers are responsible for any custom charges, duties, or taxes charged to them by their country.

About us


TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film.


Every purchase you make directly supports TIFF and helps us create a more informed and connected world through the power of film.


We’re dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators of all ages and backgrounds.