I may have a new favorite Varda. Again she collects strong subjective pieces and mixes them against each other to end up with something deeply complex.
I know Demy’s films can be more complicated than they seem, but I sometimes wonder how a marriage worked between someone who seemed to drown in nostalgia for capital R romance and someone who seemed so critical of the establishment. A curious little film, very funny, and though a collaboration not at all out of place.
Really great. Everything comes together – the personal, the political, the aesthetic.
A fun film, but dated. She excels when her politics are subtext instead of subject. I think it is because she is then able to give a more nuanced position and this nuance clashing against her expressionistic tendencies is where the magic happens.
Again the balance of representation is strong in her work. There is a melancholy that hangs over everyone, not just the “victim.” Everyone gets their humor too. The politics are more seamlessly integrated than in One Sings.