'Gleaners and I' (2000, 82 mins) is an intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life, as lived by the country's poor and its provident, as well as by the film's own director, Agnès Varda. The aesthetic, political and finally moral point of departure for Varda are gleaners, those individuals who pick at already-reaped fields for the odd potato, the leftover turnip, and in previous generations were immortalized by the likes of Millet and Van Gogh.

When 25 November 2015
from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054)
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Screened with permission of CINÉ TAMARIS. The film closes our theme of 2015: A Way of Looking. ALTAR’s Daniela Vavrova will introduce the film and lead discussion afterwards.

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