Tue 14 May

Kung-Fu Master

Cert. 15

Special Screenings

Tribute to Agnès Varda

80 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 1987 | dir. Agnès Varda, with Jane Birkin, Mathieu Demy, Charlotte Gainsbourg

On a rainy spring day, Mary-Jane (Jane Birkin), a fortysomething divorcee, falls in love with Julien (Agnès Varda’s son, Mathieu Demy), a fourteen-year-old teenager with a passion for a video game entitled Kung-Fu Master. When this taboo affair transpires, it is decided that Mary-Jane will never see Julien again. But was their affair just another game for him? Through Agnès Varda’s eye, what could have been a damning morality tale becomes an exploration of a woman’s loneliness, anxiety about aging, and crisis of identity.

Special screening in memory of artist and filmmaker Agnès Varda, preceded by an exclusive interview and Agnès Varda’s 1967 short film Uncle Yanco (22 mins)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, actress and singer Jane Birkin can no longer attend the screening. Apologies for the inconvenience it may cause.

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