La Pointe Courte
Institute of Contemporary Arts

La Pointe Courte, Dir. Agnès Varda, France, 1955, 86 mins, French with English subtitles


Agnès Varda's film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks. The film weaves together two tales: one follows a young couple (including a young Philippe Noiret of Cinema Paradiso fame) as they visit a small Mediterranean fishing village to decide whether to stay together or break up; the other follows the residents of the village, largely fishermen and their wives and children as they dispute fishing rights with government inspectors, suffer the death of a young child and fall in and out of love. A gorgeously filmed, radical debut that still has the power to change the way we look at cinema.
 
08:30 pm
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
Cinema 1

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated.

Red Membership includes free access to all programmes for £16.66 / month.