"In Vagabond, Varda has given the disenfranchised a podium; Bonnaire has given them poetry."
-THE GLOBE AND MAIL (UK)
Sandrine Bonnaire won the César Award for Best Actress (the French equivalent of the Oscars) for her searing portrayal of the defiant drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of Vagabond. Varda then pieces together Mona’s story through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely nonprofessional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. One of the essential films of the 1980s. (105 mins., DCP)
The captivating short Ulysse sees Varda reexamining a photo she took three decades earlier, along with its mysterious subjects, producing a range of thoughts on memory, history, and time. (21 mins., DCP)