What does being a woman really mean? How do women live the status society reserves for them? To such questions posed by a television station, a group of women filmmakers, beautiful or not, young or not, gifted with motherly instinct or not, answer before Agnès Varda’s camera.
Posed the question “What is a woman?,” Agnès Varda responds with this provocative, polemical short film — encapsulating an argument propounded in second-wave feminism, after Simone de Beauvoir’s Manifeste des 343, and after the campaign for legalized abortion in France.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Chris Marker, 1962, France
Mickael Kummer, 2007, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Jørgen Leth,Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Albert Lamorisse, 1956, France