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