Daguerréotypes
Daguerréotypes (1976)

This cinema-direct documentary from French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda finds the legendary director touring the neighborhood that surrounds her home of over 50 years: the Rue Daguerre in Paris's 14th arrondissement . As she canvasses… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 12, 2011
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Noel Murray
AV Club

Daguerréotypes has aged splendidly, acquiring flavors that would've been inconceivable at the time it was made.

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Jennifer Merin
About.com

Agnes Varda's magnificent documentary, filmed in 1976, gets its long-awaited US premiere in Dec 2011. Pure joy!

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a charming pic of a way of city life that no longer exists.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

Varda has shown an extraordinary gift for capturing the theatricality of the mundane, particularly in her documentaries.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Daguerreotypes, one of Agnès Varda's early yet accomplished feature-length documentaries, presages the themes and visual style she would explore in her subsequent work.

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

The 'mysteries of daily exchange' resonate within, including windows with breads artfully shaped by hand, conjured incidental street magic, and pen and papers instead of cash registers. And where the word consumerism has amazingly, never been uttered.

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Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

Like many of Varda's similarly themed explorations, the results are more than they initially seem, casual anthropology with a strongly humanist bent, resulting in a film that's fueled more by compassion than curiosity.

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