Plenty of chances for you to revisit these key classics – many newly restored
Vagabond Sans toit ni loi
France 1985. Dir Agnès Varda.
With Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril,
Yolande Moreau. 106min. Digital. EST. 15.
A Curzon Artificial Eye release
A powerful and heartbreaking account
of a defiant and free-spirited woman
Winner of the Golden Lion at the
Venice Film Festival, Vagabond is a
cinematic landmark that introduced
one of the most intriguing, complex
and uncompromising female
protagonists in modern cinema.
Sandrine Bonnaire, who debuted in
Maurice Pialat’s À nos amours, gives
a remarkable performance as the
independent and rebellious Mona,
who drifts through the South of France.
The first scene shows Mona’s death,
and so Agnès Varda tells her story
through Mona’s interactions with the
cross-section of French society she
met in the last few weeks of her life.
These encounters reveal people’s
preconceptions around women’s
place in society, personal freedoms
within social structures, and the
value of work – issues that still
resonate more than 30 years after
the film’s release.
Aga Baranowska, Events Programmer
Seniors’ matinee + Q&A Thu 5 Jul
See p30 for our Agnès Varda season
CONTINUES FROM FRI 29 JUN
‘Do I scare you?’ A Salon on Agnès
Mona, the protagonist of Vagabond, is
as challenging to societal expectations
of women today as she was in 1985.
Join our guest speakers to discuss
the enduring significance of one of
Varda’s most spirited and elusive
female characters. Hosted by I Am
Dora’s Jemma Desai.
Free to ticket holders of Vagabond on
Mon 2 Jul 18:20 NFT1 (must be booked via
the box office due to limited availability),
MON 2 JUL
20:15 BLUE ROOM TALK