Varda’s heartbreaking film opens with the jarring death of a young homeless woman, Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch in the French countryside.
From this startling opening, Mona’s story is told, accompanied by to-camera accounts of her by those who barely knew her and who touched her life over her final weeks. Drifting through a nomadic existence Mona moves through villages and small towns, all the while moving away from her unknown life in the city and towards her end via a series of random encounters.
A stunning tale, brilliantly told, Vagabond features an amazing performance from Sandrine Bonnaire as the impassive, tragic lead.
Running Time: 1hr 45mins
BBFC Advice: 15
Director(s): Agnes Varda
Country of Origin: France
Year of release: 1985
Language(s): In French with English subtitles
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