3SMReviews: The Gleaners and I
The Gleaners and I was my first Agnes Varda film and I suspect it won’t be my last, even though I don’t watch documentaries all that often. Varda examines gleaners–from those groups of women depicted in paintings, to the individuals who glean today in the fields, or on the city streets.* Varda sometimes wanders a little far afield from her topic, but her delight at all things made for a good movie and the information about produce wasted provides much to think about.**
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home in preparation for Filmspotting Madness 2019
*Given what they glean we might call them by more judgmental names.
**Yes I did just stop myself from typing “food for thought.”
Poster clipped from: https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/films/les-glaneurs-et-la-glaneuse#pid=7038