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  • Summary: A collection of three short cineessays by Agnes Varda: Ydessa, The Bears, and etc. (2004), Ulysses (1982) and Salut les Cubains (1963). A photographer before she turned to film, Varda explores the medium's ability to preserve a moment for eternity, while remaining open to an array ofA collection of three short cineessays by Agnes Varda: Ydessa, The Bears, and etc. (2004), Ulysses (1982) and Salut les Cubains (1963). A photographer before she turned to film, Varda explores the medium's ability to preserve a moment for eternity, while remaining open to an array of interpretations that evolve over time. (Film Forum) Expand
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  1. Three short documentaries about photography made by one of France's finest directors.
  2. A masterful collection of cinematic essays.
  3. 80
    Varda's photography is a pure joy, but rereleasing this film four decades later, absent any commentary on the ironic distance between then and now, is a typically challenging gesture.
  4. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    80
    Varda renders the political personal and the personal universal.
  5. What lights Cinèvardaphoto is Varda's ageless ability to merge her spirit with that of the images she shows us.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    A welcome introduction to yet another facet of an artist who continues to beguile well into her seventies.
  7. Reviewed by: Russell Scott Smith
    50
    Sitting through three totally unrelated documentaries in a row -- with all that puzzling (subtitled) dialogue and those long (enigmatic) silences? That's a migraine waiting to happen.

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