Cinema Akil celebrates the only female voice of French New Wave cinema - Agnes Varda. Two weekends filled with classics & modern-day feature films from the legend herself.
Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue , Dubai
08 November 2019, 12:00 AM
16 November 2019, 12:00 AM
The Dubai independent film platform Cinema Akil is collaborating with the Institut Français with the support of NAAS (Network of Alternative Arab Screens), to present ‘Agnes Varda: In Loving Memory (1928 - 2019)’, a retrospective on the work of the French director, starting November 8.
So if you're a fan of French cinema or simply want to side-step the usual blockbusters, this event is not to be missed.
Four films by Varda — who died in March at the age of 90 — will be screened. Considered a pioneer, and the only female voice of the French New Wave cinema, Varda won an honorary Oscar in 2017 and the Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale Camera lifetime achievement award earlier this year.
These include Varda by Agnes, a documentary that sheds light on her work as a director; The Gleaners and I, a film about the people who pick up left-over and disguarded items; Cleo from 5 to 7, which perfectly encapsulates Paris in the ’60; and La Pointe Courte, a film about a young couple who visit the seaside to resolve their problems.
Screenings will take place on Friday, 8 November and Saturday, 9 November and again on Friday, 15 November and Saturday, 16 November, and the event is the first of its kind in the region.