From legendary French New Wave director Agnès Varda, a triptych of short documentary films exploring the power and vitality of the photograph. Each film separated by 20 years, from her first documentary in the early 60s, through a doc from the early 80s, to her most recent. In the breathtaking
Salut les Cubains (1963)
Varda sequences a series of pictures shot during a trip to Castro's Cuba, including a thrilling Chris Marker-esque moment when a singer's performance suddenly comes to life before our eyes. In
she reunites with the subjects of a mysterious photo taken long ago. And in
Ydessa, les ours et etc... (2004)
, Varda contemplates the meaning of teddy bears when juxtaposed with photos of living people, when she visits Canada to interview teddy bear artist Ydessa Hendeles.
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