The Complete Films of Agnès Varda 08/08/20

The Criterion Collection

An artist’s life is always more than their ‘published’ works, but this massive ‘Agnés in a box’ collection comes close to being the last word on the legendary filmmaker sometimes dubbed The Mother of the French New Wave. It certainly is comprehensive with her film work. So far they’ve all been pleasant discoveries. This review describes the collection and separately reviews two previously unfamiliar titles, the quirky sci-fi fantasy Les créatures and the worthy pro-feminist musical drama One Sings, the Other Doesn’t. 39 feature films, hours of extras, on fifteen discs with a 200-page book. It is a monumental release: Easy financing, low terms. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.