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Author: Pawel Wieszczecinski

The Space Within, Analyzing Agnes Varda’s VAGABOND with Special Dedication to Critic and Novelist John Berger

(Spoiler Alerts) Agnes Varda’s Vagabond (1986) could easily be a silent film, not just because of its beautiful images of earthly textures, inspired by paintings  of Jean- Francois Millet or Vincent van Gogh, whom Varda adores, but, more significantly because of the film’s exquisite cinematographic language. The story begins with a wide shot of Mona coming out of the sea and walking into vast open fields. This first shot could be seen as a blank page of life, with limitless experiences and, opportunities still lying ahead. Moments later (presented in a wide shot,) the scene is transformed: large rocks,...

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