Les Creatures [The Creatures]

Agnes Varda (director, screenwriter)
Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Lucien Bodard (starring)

Paris: Madeleine Films, 1966. Vintage photograph from the set of the 1966 film, showing director Agnes Varda in conversation with actors Catherine Deneuve and Michel Piccoli. With the stamp of Madeleine Films on the verso.

A writer and his pregnant wife move to a remote island off the coast of France following a car accident that has rendered the wife mute. The writer begins to plan his next novel, using the local islanders as inspiration, but the locals are distrustful of the reclusive couple, and tensions heighten as the line between reality and fiction begins to melt together. Agnes Varda, an important and influential French director, writer, and artist, garnered praise as a filmmaker for her uncompromising documentary-style realism, focusing on women and marginalized members of society, as well as her experimental style. A colleague of Alain Resnais and other Rive Gauche filmmakers, her early work stylistically prefigures the French New Wave, and is today considered very much a part of it.

Set and shot on location in Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile, France.

7 x 5 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #149672]