Monday, March 3, 2008
Où est le vin?
Looking for a depressing movie to snuggle up to?
I highly recommend Agnès Varda’s Vagabond (available via Netflix), a film about a young woman drifting across the south of France, encountering other lonely people who yearn to be free but who are stuck instead. Combining fiction and documentary, photography and moving image, this film will make you feel just terrible - which is great in my book.
On the technical side, I particularly enjoyed the repeated use of heavy fade-outs, the occasional incredibly short scene, and the fantastic color (despite the black and whte still above).