Agnès Varda and the New Wave
Our Cinema Europe podcast is back with new episodes. This time it’s off to France: The French New Wave film movement, like cinema in general, has often been considered to be a more masculine industry. But we cannot speak about the Nouvelle Vague without mentioning Agnès Varda, a filmmaker who was a crucial element to the movement, but who doesn’t get talked about enough. In fact, she has sometimes even been “just plain forgotten” (Dargis).
In the podcast, Aine Dougherty discusses Varda’s influence on the French Nouvelle Vague. She introduces you to Varda’s work, her commitment to feminism and her most popular film: “Cléo de 5 à 7”
Tune in Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. on 104.8 FM and stream
Bibliography and Shownotes
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cinema’s ‘Dialogues’ with Hollywood. Ed. Paul Cooke, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan
- Martin, Adrian. “Cléo from 5 to 7: Passionate Time,” The Criterion Collection, 21 January 2008.
- “Nouvelle Vague: 1959-1969,” CineCollage.net.
- Poirier, Agnès. “France’s female New Wave,” The Guardian, 24 March 2011.
- Upham, Charlotte. “‘Doing Film History,’ Group C: Marginalised or Apotheosised – The Women of the French New Wave,” Exeter University, 7 May 2018.
- “‘Women have to work twice as hard’ – debating gender bias in the film industry,” Canon Europe.
- Godard, Jean-Luc. Breathless = À bout de souffle. Paris: Imperial Films, 1960.
- Varda, Agnès. Cléo de 5 à 7 = Cléo from 5 to 7. Paris: Ciné-Tamaris. 1962.
- Varda, Agnès. Happiness = Le bonheur. France: Columbia Pictures. 1965.
- Varda, Agnès. La Pointe Courte. France: 1955.
- Varda, Agnès. Vagabond = Sans toit ni loi. The Criterion Collection. 1985.