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The So-Called Caryatids 1984

  • Agnès Varda
  • January 1, 1984
  • 12 mins
  • English
  • Documentary, Tv Movie
Commissioned by French television, this is a short documentary on the neo-classical statues found throughout Paris, predominantly on the walls of buildings, holding up windows, roofs etc.

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A beautiful piece, one that can demonstrate once again why Agnès Varda keeps surprising and involving me. I thought I wouldn't like at all, I thought it'd be tedious... silly me. There's nothing so far that I wouldn't like when it comes to Varda's thoughts, readings. This is a visual poem and it's more dynamic than one can imagine at first glance.

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