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A.k.a.
Along the Coast
Year
1958
Runtime
25 min.
Director
Agnès Varda
Genres
History, Documentary, Short
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
358
Checks
291
Favs
16
Dislikes
1
Favs/checks
5.5% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
16:1
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    Siskoid

    Even when Agnès Varda is working in documentary shorts for the tourism board, she is still immensely clever and poetic. Just as Du côté de la côte - a portrait of the French Riviera - plays with words in its title yet has is lamely titled Along the Coast in English, I think it loses a lot in its English subtitles. In French, the text is full of clever word play and poetry that makes the short rise above this kind of fare. Varda shows the same photographer's eye scanning the coast for interesting imagery that she'd already mastered in La Pointe-Courte, both in terms of scenery and observing real people in action. And yes, she also manages to get a cat in there! In terms of tone, the portrait is a loving one, but is playful too, whether it's taking shots at British business encrusted in the region, or how German women don't follow the right trends, or even in the way the region is explored almost as stream of consciousness, cutting from idea to the next often with a wry smile. 5 years ago
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    Armoreska

    PTP 11 years 1 month ago
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