×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Iconic French Director Agnes Varda Sets Off to New Film Journey with MK2 (EXCLUSIVE)

Rolling off an honorary Oscar and worldwide acclaim for “Faces Places,” iconic French auteur Agnes Varda is reteaming with MK2 for her next untitled documentary project which she will co-direct with Didier Rouget.

Described by MK2 as an “unpredictable documentary” from a “fascinating storyteller,” Varda’s next film will shed light on her own experience as a director, bringing a very personal insight on what she calls “cine-writing,” traveling from rue Daguerre in Paris to Los Angeles and Beijing.

“Agnès Varda says curiosity and desire to create are endless and very catching. This new project really is about transmission”, explained Rosalie Varda, who is the director’s daughter and is producing the documentary at Paris-based banner Ciné Tamaris.

MK2 will start pre-selling the highly-anticipated documentary project at the UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema which kicks off today in Paris. MK2 recently acquired worldwide sales rights to the Agnes Varda and Jacques Demy film library, said Juliette Schrameck, managing director of MK2 Films

“This new documentary, which is also a very unique and personal masterclass, gives her own vision of her art and will certainly fascinate all the cinema lovers in the world,” said Schrameck, who added that the documentary will include a flurry of special guests.

Rouget has been a close collaborator to Varda for decades, starting with “Jacquot” in 1991.

The documentary is currently in production (pictured is an exclusive first still) and is expected to be delivered in the Spring.

Varda’s last film, “Faces Places,” which she co-directed with the artist JR, played at Cannes, Toronto among many other festivals and won Toronto’s People Choice Award.

More Film

  • Steve Buscemi

    Steve Buscemi Joins Judd Apatow's Upcoming Pete Davidson Comedy (EXCLUSIVE)

    Steve Buscemi, Kevin Corrigan, Domenick Lombardozzi and Mike Vecchione have rounded out the cast of Universal’s untitled Judd Apatow comedy starring Pete Davidson. Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Bel Powley, Maude Apatow and Pamela Adlon had been previously announced. Apatow is directing from a script he co-wrote with Davidson and Dave Sirus. The film is a [...]

  • Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Starring in

    Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Starring in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' for Netflix

    Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman will star in the movie adaptation of the play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” for Netflix. George C. Wolfe (“Lackawanna Blues”) will direct from a script by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on the award-winning play by August Wilson. Other cast include Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and Michael Potts. Denzel [...]

  • Crazy Bitches

    Why the CASE Act Will Empower Creatives to Fight the Horrors of Piracy

    Our horror film, “Crazy Bitches,” was released on Valentine’s Day 2015. We invested in an online marketing campaign that resulted in two times the industry clickthrough rate and 2.6M social media impressions in the week leading up to the release. So, we had reason to expect a successful return. What we didn’t count on was [...]

  • Alamo Drafthouse LA

    Alamo Drafthouse to Open in Downtown Los Angeles in July

    The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain is planning to open its first Los Angeles location with a “soft launch” in early July in the city’s downtown. The Texas-based chain, which has 38 locations, specializes food and drink service with unique programming. It announced Wednesday that the Los Angeles site, located at the Bloc, would offer an [...]

  • Max Landis Dropped by Manager Following

    Max Landis Dropped by Manager Following Sexual Assault Allegations

    Max Landis has been dropped as a client by his manager, a day after sexual assault allegations emerged against the  screenwriter. “I do not represent Max Landis,” Britton Rizzio at Writ Large Management told Variety in a statement. Landis is facing allegations of sexual abuse and psychological manipulation from eight women who told their stories [...]

  • Fox Layoffs

    Another Round of Layoffs Hit Disney and 20th Century Fox Film Divisions (EXCLUSIVE)

    Another round of layoffs are going down for employees merged in Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, individuals with knowledge of the company told Variety. The Wednesday reduction is the smallest round the studio has enacted since formally acquiring the film and TV assets of 20th Century in March, with a few dozen employees being [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content