The Gleaners And I

2000, Movie, NR, 82 mins

The Gleaners And I
Rather than retire quietly into old age, Agnès Varda, the seventy-something doyenne of French cinema, picked up a digital video camera, hopped in a car and went hunting for scavengers. Inspired by Jean-François Millet's famous 19th-century painting "Les Glaneuses," Varda set out to explore the world of gleaners, men and women (although traditionally, gleaners were primarily women) who move in once the harvest is over and forage for passed over crops. It's a humbling way of life, and one that, as Varda discovers in this wonderful, 80-minute essay, has survived in surprising ways. From collecting outsized potatoes left to rot in a field in Beauce and picking ...
Released: 2000 Rated: NR Length: 82 mins

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