Les Plages d'Agnès (The Beaches of Agnes)
Les Plages d'Agnès (The Beaches of Agnes) (2008)

Agnès Varda has been one of the most distinct voices in French cinema since making her directorial debut with La Pointe Courte in 1954, and she offers a singular look back at her life and career in this autobiographical documentary. Most of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 3, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2010
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An enchanting self-portrait by a veteran director, Beach of Agnes is equal parts playful and profound.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

Varda, free from fear and shame, turns her tale of a life lived in art into a work of art in its own right, and one of her best-a rapturous tribute to life itself.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Filmmakers don't usually do documentaries about themselves, but Agnes Varda's The Beaches of Agnes is good enough to start a trend.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Inventive look at Varda's life, films, photos and art.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

As evidenced in The Beaches of Agnès, Varda is too venerable to be hip -- and too wholly alive to be venerated.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

A puckish, moving and wonderfully eccentric tour through her life.

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Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

We should all be so lucky to have the chance to make movies about our own lives when we're much older; and as one of the lucky ones, Varda wastes no opportunity to provide a fun, humble, and shining entry.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

The Beaches of Agnes is a work of delightful contradictions from a filmmaker who has always played by her own rules.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Varda recalls her childhood, her adulthood, her politics, and how both her films and her two children were born. She doesn't just show us, she takes us inside of it all, inside of her. It's a reverie.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The uplifting meandering piece on the likable eccentric filmmaker, Varda, is self-reflective, poignant and heartfelt.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
a touching video scrapbook of varda's life and career, including friends and family and her late husband, director jacques demy, all in her typical free… More
Walter M.
Leave it to Agnes Varda to make a video memoir as surreal and irresistibly bittersweet as "The Beaches of Agnes" is. Aided by Chris Marker disguised… More
Robert C
Though probably not for everyone...I found this autobiographical documentary to be totally engaging and beautifully pieced together. Varda is a delightful… More
John Ballantine
A very compelling story about Agnes Varda without the extra bits. The director makes good use of Agnes in the beaches to bring out the story of a woman who you… More
Eric Broome
French director Agnes Varda has an endearing, comfortable way of making a film seem like a spontaneous inspiration. It's as if she's shooting in real… More
Christopher Brown
Well done doc about the grandmother of the French New Wave, Agnes Varda. Told like a memoir, the film really picks up steam about the half way mark where it… More