Vagabond [Sans toit ni loi]

N.p. N.p., 1985. Collection of four vintage borderless reference photographs and one vintage reference photograph from the set of the 1985 French film, three showing director Agnes Varda and actress Sandrine Bonnaire, one showing Varda and cinematographer Patrick Blossier, and one showing Varda and a film crew inspecting Bonnaire as she poses as a dead body in a ditch. With the stamp of Cinemagence, three with provenance stamps, and one with a stamp specific to the film's French release on the verso.

Varda's most successful and critically acclaimed film, beginning with the discovery of a young migrant woman's body frozen in a ditch in northern France, and retracing her life up until the time of her death.

As an important and influential French director, writer, and artist, Agnes Varda 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.

Shot on location in Gard, Herault, and Bouches-du-Rhone, France.

Four photographs 7 x 5 inches, one photograph 7 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 74.


[Book #149739]