ALONG THE COAST
(DU CÔTÉ DE LA CÔTE – 1958)
Directed by Agnès Varda
Cast: Jacopo Nizi, Anne Olivier, Roger Coggio, Philippe Lifchitz
Runtime: 25 min
13 NOV – 8.30PM
20 NOV – 5PM
Tongue-in-cheek look at the French Riviera, especially in summer when it overflows with tourists. Reviews its history and famous visitors; displays its faux-exotic buildings, its crowded beaches, its trees and monuments; and, pokes fun at the colours women wear and the vagaries of fashion. The film celebrates the use of “Eden” as a place name, suggesting that paradise comes to the coast after all are gone, perhaps only on a remote island beach.
This film will be screened before Happiness.