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Portraits of Paris

Lecture & Film: "Self-portraits of Others: The Universe of Agnès Varda"

May 12, 2016, 8 p.m.

L’Opéra-Mouffe (1958) and Daguerréotypes (1975) are among Agnés Varda's most successful documentaries. L’Opéra-Mouffe is about the 5th arrondissement of Paris, the quarter around Rue Mouffetard. The film uses surrealistic images of the female body and portrays the people who live and pass through this historic street. Daguerréotypes is about the shopkeepers who live on Rue Daguerre in the 14th arrondissement, the street where Varda has lived since the 1950s. The film mixes interviews with a type of cinematic portrait that Varda has used in her documentaries with great success for sixty years now.

Kate Ince is a Reader in French Film and Gender Studies at the University of Birmingham. Her publications include books about the performance artist Orlan, the director Georges Franju. She is currently finalizing a book on female subjectivity in film entitled The Body and the Screen: female subjectivities in contemporary women’s cinema, which will be released by Bloomsbury in 2016.

Lecture in English

Film program:
L’Opéra-Mouffe, F 1958, 16 min.
Daguerréotypes, F 1976, 80 min.

German Film Museum
Schaumainkai 41, Frankfurt am Main

Free entry. Limited number of places. Ticket reservations recommended at 069 961 220-220.











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A series of events organized by the Goethe University (Institute for Theater, Film and Media Studies) and the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” as part of the Hessian Film and Media Academy (hFMA). In cooperation with the “Curatorial Studies” master’s course, the Institut Français pour l’Histoire en Allemagne and the film studies / media dramaturgy at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

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