The Beaches of Agnes

Agnès Varda returns to the beaches that have been part of her life, using staged excerpts from her films, images and reports to to create a documentary self-portrait.

Les Plages d'Agnès
France 2008
  • Czech
108 min.

Filmmaking icon Agnès Varda, the award-winning director regarded by many as the grandmother of the French new wave, turns the camera on herself with this unique autobiographical documentary. Composed of film excerpts and elaborate dramatic re-creations, Varda's self-portrait recounts the highs and lows of her professional career, the many friendships that affected her life and her longtime marriage to cinematic giant Jacques Demy.

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Director: Agnès Varda
Screenplay: Agnès Varda
Cinematography: Alain Sakot, Hélène Louvart, Arlene Nelson, Julia Fabry, Jean-Baptiste Morin, Agnès Varda
Music: Joanna Bruzdowicz, Stéphane Vilar, Paule Cornet
Sound: Olivier Schwob, Frédéric Maury, Olivier Goinard
Editing: Agnès Varda, Baptiste Filloux, Jean-Baptiste Morin
Production Design: Franckie Diago
Producer: Agnès Varda
Cast: Agnès Varda, André Lubrano, Blaise Fournier, Vincent Fournier, Andrée Vilar, Stéphane Vilar, Christophe Vilar, Rosalie Varda, Mathieu Demy, Christophe Vallaux

César Awards

2009 – Agnès Varda (Best Documentary Film)