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Agnès Varda is the mother of New Wave cinema, which was born in the mid-fifties with the release of Varda’s first feature LA POINTE COURTE.

“How unusual [in 1955] to see a woman’s perspective on love presented so plainly as Varda does in LA POINTE COURTE. The film is radical in its deconstruction of feminine desire and ennui.

“After four years of marriage, Elle (Silvia Monfort) contemplates leaving her husband (Lui, played by Philippe Noiret). Not framed in Hollywood terms, the woman has no measurable reason for this change of heart except her own fledgling doubt over the idea of love itself.” — Justine A. Smith*

The film will screen this week as part of the She Makes Media series at Cal State Northridge.



Wednesday, October 3, at 7 pm.

Armer Screening Room , CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, Los Angeles.

*See: vaguevisages.com/la-pointe-courte

Above image credit: Criterion.

Below: Silvia Monfort (foreground) and Philippe Noiret in La pointe courte.