“I felt I needed to invent my cinema. With La Pointe Courte, I just jumped in, in the most radical fashion.”
Anticipating the style and attitude of the French New Wave by a number of years, Agnès Varda’s directorial debut remains as fresh and as original as the day it was made.
La Pointe Courte follows two different stories, a government inspector’s visit, and a couple facing the tribulations of a relationship crisis, set against the backdrop of the titular Mediterranean fishing town. Silvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret (in his onscreen debut) exceptionally play the married couple drifting through life and their relationship troubles at the forefront of the film.
Remarkably assured and insightful, the film bears the realist approach, social comment and filmmaking flair that would later become hallmarks in Varda’s filmography.
Doors from 7pm, feature starts at 7:30pm