Agnes Varda on DVD

Masters of Cinema reported today that Agnes Varda’s Cleo from 5 to 7 (1961) and Daguerreotypes (1975) were recently released on DVD by Cine-Tamaris, the company that Varda co-founded with her late husband, Jacques Demy. MoC does not report on the two-disc set’s region coding or whether it has subtitles. I don’t know if you parlez the Francais, but if you’ve found your way to this site, you probably have a region-free player. And if you don’t maybe you should think about it.

While major works like The Gleaners and I and Vagabond are easy to find, it’s a shame that more of Varda’s films are not available on video — either in the US or elsewhere. Could someone, somewhere please release La Pointe Courte?

Qu’est-ce que vous en pensez, Agnes?

ADDENDUM: My savvy lady-friend (who also helped me with my French) has suggested posting a site for people that want to hack their Region-1 DVD players so that they’re region free. Here it is.

ADDENDUM 2: Stephanie at Cine-tamaris has let me know that the DVD set is Region-2, and it has English and German subtitles. Thanks!

One Response to “Agnes Varda on DVD”

  1. Darren Says:

    I gave a paper on a Contemporary European Film panel a few years ago that was chaired by Richard Neupert from the University of Georgia. He mentioned that Varda is an enthusiastic supporter of DVD and planned to release as many of her films as possible. I can’t remember how he’d learned this — maybe from a conversation with her? Anyway, he might be a good person to contact if you’re interested in tracking down more of her stuff.