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The Gleaners and I

The Gleaners and I

Varda focuses her eye on gleaners: those who scour already-reaped fields for the odd potato or turnip. Her investigation leads from forgotten corners of the French countryside to off-hours at the green markets of Paris, following those who insist on finding a use for that which society has cast off, whether out of necessity or activism.

Release Date : 07 Jul, 2000
Duration : 1h 22m
Documentary
Vote Average : 7.62 Vote Count : 129 Popularity : 8.634

Status

Released

Original Language

Français

Production Country

France

Reviews

A review by badelf

Written by badelf on 10 Jun, 2022

One doesn't normally use the word "fun" and documentary in the same sentence, but Varga has such a unique personality and style that her films are actually fun. The Gleaners and I may be the most fun and yet, Varga delivers the political message with Vaseline. At the same time, we get an education o...

A review by JPRetana

Written by JPRetana on 27 Aug, 2022

The Gleaners and I is a documentary about gleaning as both a physical and metaphysical activity. Director Agnès Varda is herself a meta-gleaner; she’s a gleaner of gleaners the same way that Jesus was a fisher of men. The film is a confluence of the practical and the artistic. Many of the peop...

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