Daguerreotypes (1976)

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  • Summary: A classic documentary from Agnes Varda, Daguerreotypes is a wonderfully intimate portrait of the small shops and shopkeepers on a short stretch of the Rue Daguerre, a picturesque street that has been the filmmaker’s home for more than 50 years. Varda has described the film as anA classic documentary from Agnes Varda, Daguerreotypes is a wonderfully intimate portrait of the small shops and shopkeepers on a short stretch of the Rue Daguerre, a picturesque street that has been the filmmaker’s home for more than 50 years. Varda has described the film as an archeological study for future sociologists. (The Cinema Guild) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Dec 15, 2011
    91
    It isn't just the fashions that date this documentary, or the subjects' shared experiences of the European turmoil of the mid-20th-century. It's also their work itself, which is like a relic of some ancient civilization.
  2. Reviewed by: Jesse Cataldo
    Dec 8, 2011
    75
    Like many of Agnès Varda's similarly themed explorations, the results are more than they initially seem, casual anthropology with a strongly humanist bent, resulting in a film that's fueled more by compassion than curiosity.
  3. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Dec 7, 2011
    70
    In a career that began nearly 60 years ago, Agnès Varda has shown an extraordinary gift for capturing the theatricality of the mundane, particularly in her documentaries.

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