|Opening Film (1)||International Competition (8)|
|Korean Competition (7)||Asian Short Competition (16)|
|I-Teens Competition (7)||New Currents (22)|
|Polemics: Sexual Politics of 'Room' (8)||Special Screening of Polish Women's Cinema (7)|
|Memorial Screening for Agnès Varda & Barbara Hammer (18)||Queer Rainbow (5)|
|100th Aniversary of Korean Films: Women's Faces in Korean Cinema (8)||30th Aniversay of Parituh: the First Korean Women Filmmakers' Collective (1)|
|10th Aniversary of Pitch&Catch (5)||Docmentary Ock Rang Award Film (1)|
|Barrier Free Screening (1)||Feminist Activism Workshop (4)|
Director Agnès VARDA left us with some lively and playful images, like sending a postcard. The landscape of the sea is the start and end of those images. From La Pointe Courte (1955) shot in her hometown Sète to Faces Places, the sea has been a place of adventure and memory - her husband Jacque DEMY especially loved Normandy - and a source of inspiration. After she reflects on her 60-year cinematic material and inspirational moments, she, the subject of memory, chooses to disappear in the mist and waves of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Normandy.
The film is a farewell speech as well as a commentary made by the director herself. Based on the three words of inspiration, creation, and sharing, she talks about her marvelous works of art, her creative secrets - including scenes of singing and stairs in Cleo from 5 to 7 - and her transformation as a media artist through digital photography and recycling projects such as the installations of heart-shaped potatoes and hothouse made by rush films at the Cartier Foundation. She received inspiration and creativity from the affection and gaze towards things and people. This is how she sees. “Nothing is trite if you film people with empathy and love.” [KIM Hyeshin]
Agnès VARDAAgnès VARDA
Born in Ixelles, Brussels on May 30, 1928 and died on March 29, 2019.
VARDA was an extraordinary artist who pioneered modern cinema through installation arts, photography, live action films, and documentaries. As the mother of the Nouvelle Vague, she is also known as a pioneer of female films not only in France but throughout the world. As an expressive feminist, VARDA is famous for her critical essays on documentary-like reality and her interests on everyday life, photography, and arts.