Cinévardaphoto-When Photos Trigger Films

Cinévardaphoto-When Photos Trigger Films

艾格妮.華達Agnés VARDA
2004
  • France
96min
Colour
  • 35mm
G

Cinévardaphoto-When Photos Trigger Films

Synopsis

"Cin?vardaphoto" comprises Varda's most recent film, Ydessa, the Bears and Etc..., screening alongside two earlier films, "Ulysses" and "Salut les Cubains"! "Ydessa, the Bears and Etc..." began with Varda's visit to an exhibition by artist-collector-curator Ydessa Hendeles. The display of hundreds of old photographs, each of which features a teddy bear, prompted Varda to seek out the artist and examine what lies behind the meticulous accumulation of these very particular historical artifacts. In "Ulysses", Varda revisited her own memories and tose of the subjects. "Salut les Cubains" fuses documentary photographs from the director's visit to Castro's Cuba. These films provide a fascinating discourse on the relationship between film and photography, and summarises the director's own history of image making in these distinct but connected art forms.

Director's Profile
Agnés VARDA