April 9, 2020

Finally Stream Agnès Varda’s Rare Short Film for Free

Agnès Varda may have passed away, but her films live on as a testament to her legacy. 

This time last year, we were bidding farewell to one of the most important filmmakers in the world. Now, almost a year after her death, we're back to celebrate Varda's life by getting our eyes on a short film that had previously been very hard to find. 

This rare short is now available online for your viewing pleasure. 

The film is titled The Little Story of Gwen From French Brittany.

It was shot over several years, beginning in 1996. 

Friend of Varda and head programmer for American Cinematheque, Gwen Deglise, made the film available to fans online. 

Now, check out The Little Story of Gwen From French Brittany (La petite histoire de Gwen la bretonne) directed by Agnès Varda and presented by American Cinematheque

In a written statement, Deglise said, “Today, now as Head Programmer of the organization, I think back fondly on all the memories with Agnès including her encouragement 26 years ago to move to L.A. and to seek out the American Cinematheque, I cherish the long evenings spent together planning her events at the AC, as well as the wisdom she offered at many of life’s important moments. Of her many gifts: her curiosity was limitless, her appetite for life boundless. The endless inventiveness of her art shines through in her films and was inspiring to witness, and a privilege to be close to.”     

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