The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later

The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later. Agnès Varda. 2002.

So, this is a thing she did two years after the smashing success of The Gleaners and I, and it’s about the reactions to that movie.

The movie was kinda meta already — both about the gleaners, but also about Varda and her filming the gleaners. This one has that guy from that movie talking about that movie and how he didn’t like the bits about Varda herself, which makes it so super-meta that that.

This could have gone south really fast. I mean, a movie about people’s reactions to her previous movie? But it is it’s own thing; it’s great in a totally different way than the previous movie was.

However, there’s a couple of sequences here that don’t really work, like with the psychoanalyst.

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