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

The Beaches of Agnès

Your presence in your films is such an integral part of your work. You are living cinema. I imagine that one day someone will honor your life’s work in a biographical film. How does that prospect make you feel? If you could choose an actress or actor to play you in a film, who would it be?

My voice or sometimes my occasional presence in my films is part of my editing, an essential part of my filmmaking.

Have you seen The Beaches of Agnès? I tried a self-documentary portrait covering my life and work over 80 years. I wouldn’t like a fiction or biopic about me. Please! At least wait for my death.