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  • Summary: An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life, as lived by the country's poor and its provident, as well as by the film's own director, Agnès Varda. The aesthetic, political and finally moral point of departure for Varda are gleaners, those individuals who pick at already-reaped fields for the odd potato, the leftover turnip, and in previous generations were immortalized by the likes of Millet and Van Gogh. (Zeitgeist Films) Expand
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  1. 100
    The story of herself (Varda), a woman whose life has consisted of moving through the world with the tools of her trade, finding what is worth treasuring.
  2. A fascinating nonfiction voyage into rural and urban France, focusing on idiosyncratic individuals who live off things the rest of us throw away, from food to furniture.
  3. 90
    It's a superb example of the genre of the self-expressive documentary.
  4. Captivating new documentary, The Gleaners and I, is charged with the pleasure of discovery.
  5. 80
    A delicacy for mature filmgoers who are able to derive as much pleasure from a perfectly, sympathetically crafted essay as from a well-spun yarn.
  6. 80
    It's both surreal -- and wholly accessible.
  7. Varda injects her sprightly personality into the film, a seasoning that sometimes overwhelms the stew.

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