Friday, September 29, 2023

Pier Paolo Pasolini – Agnès Varda – New York – 1967 NYFF 2023

During the 4th NYFF Agnes Varda and Peir Paolo Paolini walked through Times Square. Varda filmed their walk and then later recorded a conversation to put over it. The film was recently found, restored and finished.

This year's NYFF is making a big deal about this four minute short, including it as part of several feature film screenings.  I'm not really sure why. It's not that it's bad, but more because there isn't much here.  The footage is just them walking down the street. The conversation is intriguing but  I wish it was longer that 4 minutes.

Is it bad? No, but it is at best a footnote.  Its kind of like finding a small doodle in the margin of a book by someone famous. It's cool, but nothing special.

If you see it you'll like it, but odds are you'll wonder why they are making a big to do about it.

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