• Release Date: Feb 16, 2005
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Three short documentaries about photography made by one of France's finest directors.
  2. A masterful collection of cinematic essays.
  3. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    80
    Varda renders the political personal and the personal universal.
  4. 80
    A work of great charm and bold aesthetic impurity, Agnès Varda's Cinévardaphoto is a suite of documentary shorts.
  5. The unutterably charming Cinévardaphoto brings together three short works by the filmmaker Agnès Varda, one shot in digital video, the others on celluloid.
  6. 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.
  7. What lights Cinèvardaphoto is Varda's ageless ability to merge her spirit with that of the images she shows us.
  8. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    A welcome introduction to yet another facet of an artist who continues to beguile well into her seventies.
  9. Although Cinevardaphoto is hardly a major work, it does represent the latest (and earlier) chapters in the career of a fascinating filmmaker.
  10. 60
    Someone as attuned as Varda to the quality of an image should know that a flat, disposable medium like video makes images harder to internalize.
  11. 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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