The business owners and shops of Paris’ rue Daguerre are the street’s lifeblood: bakers, tailors, butchers, perfumers, music-store clerks, and others, who, between the everyday rituals of their work, talk of their lives, relationships, and dreams.
Agnès Varda described this film as “more or less a casual look at my neighbors.” But sociological merit alone doesn’t do justice to this thoughtful, playful, and inventive portrait of a neighborhood. A vital time capsule of Parisian street life in the 1970s and the vital importance of community.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Jørgen Leth,Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States
Stuart Samuels, 2005, Canada