Pay what you feel screening: Free/£2/£4/£6/£8
- Directed by: Agnès Varda
- Year: 2021
- Duration: 79min
- Certificate: PG
- Type: Film
With a career going back to the New Wave and beyond, Agnès Varda (1928-2019) was for many years France’s most admired woman film-maker and remains one of the most admired directors in world cinema. Famous for her feminist fictions, she was also a great maker of often very personal documentaries. The Gleaners and I is a leading example of the latter group. With its use of a highly mobile digital camera, it bears witness to Varda’s sense of her own aging, her bodily precariousness, but also tours the by-ways of France recording how our economy generates waste but also produces ‘waste’ humans, people deemed superfluous to the needs of economy.
Recording myriad practices of gleaning, collage and recycling, finding beauty and usefulness in what has been cast off, bringing together socio-economic precarity with a deeply felt sense of the precarity of life itself, the film offers us all the elements we need to think about new, less destructive ways of living.
The film will be followed by an informal discussion in the screen.
Tickets: Pay What You Feel – FREE / £2 / £4 / £8
We’re offering tickets for this season on a sliding scale – choose what to pay based on your circumstances. If you can afford more, it helps us to give free or cheap tickets for those who may not otherwise be able to attend.
The season is sponsored by The Centre for the Study of Inequality, Culture and Difference and The Work Futures Research Group, both at Nottingham Trent University.