The Criterion Collection announces ‘THE COMPLETE AGNÈS VARDA’ 15-disc collector’s set!

The Criterion Collection is celebrating the boundless creative vision of Agnès Varda with THE COMPLETE AGNÈS VARDA, a comprehensive 15-disc collection bringing together all thirty-nine of her features, shorts, and documentaries for the very first time.

Available from 11 August 2020, the fifteen-disc Blu-ray box set will also contain extensive special features – many created by Varda herself – including introductions to the films, interviews with and tributes from family and friends, once-banned and unfinished works, behind-the-scenes footage, archival programs, and more.

The edition will be accompanied by a lavishly illustrated 200-page book, with notes on the films and essays on Varda’s life and work, as well as a selection of her photography and images of her installation art.


 


PROGRAMS AND FILMS:

Agnès Forever – Varda by Agnès (2019), Les 3 boutons (2015)

Early Varda – La Pointe Courte (1955), Ô saisons, ô châteaux (1958), Du côté de la côte (1958)

Around Paris – Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962), Les fiancés du pont Macdonald (1962), L’opéra-mouffe (1958), Les dites cariatides (1984), T’as de beaux escaliers, tu sais (1986)

Rue Daguerre – Daguerréotypes (1975), Le lion volatil (2003)

Married Life – Le bonheur (1965), Les créatures (1966), Elsa la Rose (1966)

In California – Uncle Yanco (1968), Black Panthers (1970), Lions Love (. . . and Lies) (1969), Mur Murs (1981), Documenteur (1981)

Her Body, Herself – One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977), Réponse de femmes (1975), Plaisir d’amour en Iran (1977)

No Shelter – Vagabond (1985), 7 p., cuis., s. de b. . . . (à saisir) (1985)

Jane B. – Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988), Kung-Fu Master! (1988)

Jacques Demy – Jacquot de Nantes (1991), The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993), The World of Jacques Demy (1995)

Simon Cinéma – One Hundred and One Nights (1995)

La glaneuse – The Gleaners and I (2000), The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later (2002)

Visual Artist – Faces Places, codirected with JR (2017), Salut les cubains (1964), Ulysse (1982), Ydessa, les ours et etc. . . . (2004)

Here and There – Agnès de ci de là Varda (2011)

Beaches – The Beaches of Agnès (2008)



SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET FEATURES:

• Digital restorations of thirty-nine films, including the first home-video presentations of Les créatures, Jacquot de Nantes, and the television series Agnès de ci de là Varda

• Introductions by director Agnès Varda

• Nausicaa, a once-banned 1970 television film directed by Varda

• New programs featuring actor Jane Birkin; Varda’s children, Mathieu Demy and Rosalie Varda; and scholar Kelley Conway

• Segments directed by Varda from the 1983 French television program Une minute pour une image • Programs on Varda’s work as a visual artist, including Quelques veuves de Noirmoutier, a 2006 television presentation of one of her installations

• Over seven hours of archival programs featuring Varda, many of them also directed by her

• Archival interviews and tributes featuring Varda’s friends, family, and key collaborators

• Rare footage from unfinished features and commercials

• Behind-the-scenes footage, video essays, and trailers

• PLUS: A lavishly illustrated 200-page book, featuring notes on the films and essays on Varda’s life and work by writers Amy Taubin, Michael Koresky, Ginette Vincendeau, So Mayer, Alexandra Hidalgo, and Rebecca Bengal, as well as a selection of Varda’s photography and images of her installation art


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