Les glâneurs et la glâneuse / The Gleaners and I

Les glâneurs et la glâneuse / The Gleaners and I

Our World, Our Lives: A Documentary Series

Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m.
$7 Members / $10 Non-Members / Includes a glass of French wine
54 W. Chicago Avenue

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With award-winning author Aleksandar Hemon • In French with English subtitles


Les glaneurs et la glaneuse / The Gleaners and I by Agnès Varda (2000, 82 min.)

Agnès Varda, one of the French New Wave's leading directors, explores gleaning around the French countryside. Searching and finding are at the center of the film as Varda, foraging for footage, becomes la glâneuse. One of her most popular films, it has won top honors around the world, including at the Chicago International Film Festival.


Our World, Our Lives: A Documentary Series

At a time when alternative facts are all the rage, we return to cinéma-vérité and the documentary form at large to examine the world we live in and the people we live with.

Revisit works by seasoned French directors, such as New Wave's Agnès Varda, and discover some of the best of a booming new generation of filmmakers consistently singled out for praise by the international press.

Don't miss out on young Chicago filmmakers with a selection of short documentaries curated by the Chicago International Film Festival and presented prior to each feature. Join our guest speakers as they shed light on facts often stranger than fiction and become a critic during our post-screening discussions

Are you ready? Because anything can happen when you walk out, camera in hand, to meet reality…

Films from Young French Cinema series offered by UniFrance Films, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Institut Français.