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La Pointe Courte

France, 1955, 86mins, Cert.PG

Film description

Anticipating the style and attitude of the New Wave, Agnès Varda’s directorial debut remains as fresh and original as the day it was made.

Set in a declining Mediterranean fishing village, the film portrays both the complex relationship between a married couple, exceptionally played by Silvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret, and the economic difficulties facing the wider community.

Remarkably assured and insightful, the film bears the realist approach, social comment and filmmaking flair that would become Varda’s hallmarks.


Presented by She's A Rebel as part of Scalarama Leeds 2018.

Showing as part of Gleaning Truths

Showing as part of Gleaning Truths – a mini-season of films celebrating seminal feminist filmmaker and matriarch of French Cinema, Agnès Varda.
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