Vagabond

The body of a woman is found in a ditch in the French countryside - but what led to the death of this young and defiant drifter? Employing a largely non-professional cast, with an unforgettable performance from Sandrine Bonnaire as the free-spirited Mona, Agnès Varda’s splintered portrait of the enigmatic woman is told through flashbacks of those who encountered her. Like so much of Varda’s work, ‘Vagabond’ explores the way women exist in society and is arguably her most damning statement of its callousness towards those who exist on its periphery.

★★★★★ “An exceptionally beautiful film” - David Jenkins, Little White Lies

★★★★★ “Cool, enigmatic and as gripping as any thriller” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Runtime 101 Minutes
Release date 1985
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