Daguerreotypes

Daguerreotypes
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DVD Features:

  • Released: August 30, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1974
  • Label: Cinema Guild
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]
  • Note: Rue Daguerre in 2005
    • Bread, Painting & Accordion
    • Fête de la Musique Rue Daguerre 2005
    • Daguerréotypes: Photographic Objects
    • Bonus short: T'as De Beaux Escaliers, Tu Sais (available on Cinevardaphoto)
    • Booklet featuring interview with Agnes Varda
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - French
    • Subtitles - English

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User Ratings: 62
Rating: 5/5 -- Agnes Varda's magnificent documentary, filmed in 1976, gets its long-awaited US premiere in Dec 2011. Pure joy! Full Review
About.com
Dec 12, 2011
Rating: 3/4 -- Like many of Varda's similarly themed explorations, the results are more than they initially seem, casual anthropology with a strongly humanist bent, resulting in a film that's fueled more by compassion than curiosity. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Dec 8, 2011
Observing traditional crafts and trades with loving fascination, Varda empathetically evokes their paradoxes-the depth of practical knowledge, the lack of variety in experience. Full Review
New Yorker
Feb 20, 2017
Daguerreotypes, one of Agnès Varda's early yet accomplished feature-length documentaries, presages the themes and visual style she would explore in her subsequent work. Full Review
Film Journal International
Dec 12, 2011
Varda has shown an extraordinary gift for capturing the theatricality of the mundane, particularly in her documentaries. Full Review
Village Voice
Dec 6, 2011
Watching DAGUERREOTYPES now is an exercise in time-travel, as what was framed as mundane-but-lovely in 1976 now seems downright exotic. -- Grade: A-
A.V. Club
Dec 15, 2011
The 'mysteries of daily exchange' resonate within, including windows with breads artfully shaped by hand, conjured incidental street magic, and pen and papers instead of cash registers. And where the word consumerism has amazingly, never been uttered. Full Review
NewsBlaze
Dec 13, 2011

Product Description:

This cinema-direct documentary from French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda finds the legendary director touring the neighborhood that surrounds her home of over 50 years: the Rue Daguerre in Paris's 14th arrondissement. As she canvasses the shops and shopkeepers populating the area, an image emerges of a subculture and way of life that have since grown nearly extinct.

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  • UPC: 881164000378
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