Podcast | Gleaning Truths Roundtable feat. Bechdel Test Fest and Misc. Films
Gleaning Truths is a new programme from Curzon, screening in cinemas across the UK and Ireland. Eight of Agnès Varda’s best-known films have been given brand new digital restorations and will play alongside extensive previews of Varda's upcoming Oscar-nominated documentary Faces Places ahead of its general release on the 21st September.
To celebrate Gleaning Truths and Varda's work, nine female writers have penned nine essays about Varda and the films that make up the season. For this special episode of our podcast, we have invited three of these essayists - Beth Webb, Corrina Antrobus and Rowan Woods - to discuss Varda's work.
Revered for her bold political and autobiographically inspired work, Agnès Varda is a seminal feminist filmmaker and matriarch of French Cinema. Her influential career began in the 1950s with La Pointe Courte – often considered the first film of the New Wave – and has spanned seven decades with no sign of slowing down as she enters her 90th year.