The Botanist: The Gleaners and I (PG)

The Botanist: The Gleaners and I (PG)

Sun 24 , Tue 26 - Wed 27 September

France | 2000 | 79’ | PG | Agnès Varda | French with English subtitles 

Taking inspiration from the 1867 painting by Jean-François Millet, Agnès Varda speaks to people who scavenge. A practice enshrined in the French constitution, from surplus in the fields, fish washed up after a storm, to rubbish in dustbins; these ‘gleaners’ unknowingly recreate the community activities of centuries past. A meditative documentary with the brightly inquisitive narration and the carefully curious eye of innovative filmmaker Varda.  

“In its frames, we see [Varda's] empathy, skill, curiosity, wit, poetry and passion for life: everything she has gleaned from a lifetime of love and movies.” 

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune 


Daytime (until 5pm): £7 / £5 concessions

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