Agnès Varda Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Agnès Varda

Interviewed by: Lynne Littman

French director Agnès Varda (Cléo from 5 to 7, Vagabond, The Beaches of Agnès) discusses her long career creating documentaries, features, and mixtures of the two that pre-dated and inspired several film movements of European cinema.

French director Agnés Varda explains her theory of "cinecriteur," or cinematic writing, which is the director's responsibility in all aspects of creating his or her film.

Varda describes her inspiration and intentions behind her breakthrough film, Cleo From 5 to 7.

Varda recalls how when her husband and fellow celebrated director, Jacques Demy fell ill, she wrote and directed Jacquot de Nantes, an homage to his childhood.