Cinévardaphoto (2005)

Three short films touching on the art and emotional resonance of photography from director Agnès Varda are collected in this compilation feature. Cinévardaphoto features one new film, Ydessa, the Bears and Etc..., a profile of Ydessa… More

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Release Date: February 16, 2005
DVD Release Date: August 31, 2010
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Although Cinevardaphoto is hardly a major work, it does represent the latest (and earlier) chapters in the career of a fascinating filmmaker.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

A masterful collection of cinematic essays, Agnes Varda's triptych of short films takes its audience from elation to despair and back again.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Interesting, charming and diverting, but nothing overwhelming uncovered.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

All three films focus on Ms. Varda's interest in the affinity of photography -- her first profession and obsession -- to her subsequent cinematic career, and all three films take unexpected twists and turns, both aesthetic and political.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

The unutterably charming Cinévardaphoto brings together three short works by the filmmaker Agnès Varda, one shot in digital video, the others on celluloid.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Three sterling examples of the short films of Agnès Varda, goddess of the New Wave and also one of the great directors of the 21st century.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Varda herself has never stopped wandering.

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Russell Scott Smith
New York Post

Two documentaries too many.

Sean Axmaker

... more film essays than traditional documentaries and connected by the theme of photography and Varda's cinematic exploration of the art and meaning of the still image.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
My French teacher in high school, who by the way eerily resembled Audrey Hepburn at her peak, once told us that as we grow older we would only get more… More
John Ballantine
Varda has emerged as a great documentary film maker. Here the subject is photography. Of particular note is her lok at Ydessa Hendeles and her collection of… More

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