Les glaneurs et la glaneuse

Les glaneurs et la glaneuse

DVD - 2002 | French
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"Varda's most recent effort-- the first filmed with a digital videocamera-- focuses on gleaners, those who gather the spoils left after a harvest, as well as those who mine the trash. Some completely exist on the leavings; others turn them into art, exercise their ethics, or simply have fun. The director likens gleaning to her own profession-that of collecting images, stories, fragments of sound, light, and color."--www.imdb.com.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Zeitgeist Video, [2002]
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE GLEAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Laser optical
Notes: Includes the follow-up film Les glaneurs et la glaneuse-- deux ans après (60 min.), produced in 2002, which is in French with optional English subtitles; production notes by Agnès Varda and a filmography of her work, both of which are in English
English title of supplemental film in subtitles: The gleaners and I two years on; English title on disc surface: The gleaners and I two years later


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An 1867 painting by Jean-Francois Millet inspired septuagenarian documentarian Agnes Varda to cross the French countryside to videotape people who scavenge. Taking everything from surplus in the fields, to rubbish in trashcans, to oysters washed up after a storm, the "gleaners" range fr... Read More »

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Aug 16, 2014

I liked the variety of characters that the film-maker followed. I also found the follow up feature on the DVD to be really interesting too.


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