In this wide-ranging yet intimate interview, the iconic French filmmaker Agnès Varda reflects on her career over tea with Film Quarterly contributing editor Joan Dupont. Varda discusses the themes of feminism and freedom that unite her films, from Le bonheur (1965) to Vagabond (1985) along with her enduring interest in sharing the stories of others, as she did most recently in collaboration with the visual artist JR in Faces Places (2017). Over the course of several conversations, Varda shares insights into her methods and obsessions, her enduring vision and constant reinventions.
The House That Agnès Built
Joan Dupont has profiled artists, writers, and filmmakers since the 1980s for the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times, Film Comment, and Film Quarterly. She has published interviews with Clint Eastwood, Edward Yang, Ann Hui, Abbas Kiarostami, Patricia Highsmith, Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, Alain Resnais, Isabelle Huppert, and Juliette Binoche, among many others. She lives in Paris and New York and continues to cover film festivals for a variety of publications.
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Joan Dupont; The House That Agnès Built. Film Quarterly 1 December 2018; 72 (2): 55–66. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2018.72.2.55
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