- Film Festival
Vagabond premiered in 1985 in France where director Agnés Varda studied photography and film. Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of Vagabond. Agnès Varda pieces together Mona’s story through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely nonprofessional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. With its sparse, poetic imagery, Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi) is a stunner, and won Varda the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.
Following the screening a moderated discussion will be held, led by Gerard Hooper.
About Gerard Hooper
Gerard Hooper has been a Director and Cinematographer for over 20 years. He teaches full time in the Film program at Drexel University and his work has ranged from Feature Films to Documentaries and Industrials. He is also a photographer who has had his worked exhibited. His work been broadcast on PBS, the Discovery Channel and has been shown in theaters here and abroad. His most recent projects includes a film for the Bicentennial of The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia (March, 2012 ), an adaptation of a children's stage play, broadcast in May of 07, and the permanent installation of a photo exhibit concerned with coffee workers from Central America. He is currently in production on a new fiction project that will begin production in 2012.
Trailer: VAGABOND TRAILER
Release Date: September 1, 1985
Runtime: 1hr 45mins