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 a discussion with actress and singer Jane Birkin

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Tue 14 May