“Every Person Is a Jigsaw Puzzle”: 5 Questions With Agnès Varda, Queen of the French New Wave

© Max Raab/Agnès Varda
© Max Raab/Agnès Varda

Your movies Lions Love (… and Lies), Black Panthers, Mur murs, and Uncle Yanco are a time capsule of Los Angeles during a transformative period, but also your own life. What French ideologies or sensibilities did you bring to Los Angeles? How did your lens on Los Angeles transform the city through cinema?

I have loved my two life sections in California, and especially LA. Being a curious person, I was looking for inventive shapes or styles of cinema to share my observations and discoveries.