The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later | Chicago Reader

The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later

Agnes Varda's wonderful documentary The Gleaners and I (2000) considered all kinds of “gleaners,” starting with people who gather leftovers from harvesting and proceeding to related activities in both the arts and day-to-day life. Probably the most popular film Varda ever made, it brought her correspondence and gifts from around the world, and in this 60-minute epilogue she shows off and catalogs her bounty and tells what happened to most of the people she interviewed earlier. On a French DVD combining the two films (both subtitled in English) she's in effect created an interactive feature that allows viewers to leap back and forth between the works and follow the fates of these characters. In French with subtitles.

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