The Gleaners and I

Here and there in France, Agnès has come across
gleaners, foragers, rummagers and scavengers.Through necessity, purely by chance or out of choice,these people pick up left-over items discarded by others.Their world is a surprising one.

Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse
France 2000
  • Czech
82 min.

Varda focuses her eye on gleaners: those who scour already-reaped fields for the odd potato or turnip. Her investigation leads from forgotten corners of the French countryside to off-hours at the green markets of Paris, following those who insist on finding a use for that which society has cast off, whether out of necessity or activism.

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Director: Agnès Varda
Screenplay: Agnès Varda
Cinematography: Stéphane Krausz, Didier Rouget, Didier Doussin, Pascal Sautelet, Agnès Varda
Music: Joanna Bruzdowicz, Pierre Barbaud, Isabelle Olivier, Francois Wertheimer
Sound: Emmanuel Soland, Nathalie Vidal
Editing: Agnès Varda
Cast: Agnès Varda,, Jean La Planche, Bodan Litnanski, François Wertheimer

European Film Awards

2000 – Agnès Varda (European Documentary)

Prague One World Film Festival

2000 – Agnès Varda (Best Film)