May 24, 2023
Villa Albertine is proud to support a New Image Education Project Based on the Work of Agnès Varda The Gleaners and I, developed by Ciné-Tamaris and Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA). The project was presented in Cannes during the Festival on May 24 by Rosalie Varda along with Martin Scorsese who supports it.
In addition to Villa Albertine, this project enjoys the support of Netflix, CHANEL, Ola Strøm and Yggdrasil, the Cinémathèque française, the Institut Lumière, the Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Criterion Collection, Janus Films, and mk2 Films.
Developed by Ciné-Tamaris and INA , New Image enables film students worldwide to access all of the rushes from Agnès Varda’s 2000 documentary feature Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse (The Gleaners and I) , accompanied by the official film, so that they can study the director’s editing technique and use this raw material to create their own version of the film.
The rushes, along with the edited version of the film and the film’s mix on separate tracks, will be accessible through a dedicated platform, developed by INA. There will also be a pedagogical kit, notably including photographs and press releases from the period.The students will therefore be able to connect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to this bilingual platform, in French and English, via personalized usernames and passwords, to view the rushes subtitled in English, create excerpts, and download them.
Year after year, the platform will host the work of year-groups from participating schools and universities. It will thus allow students to discover pedagogical projects and works from other institutions, so that the students’ perspectives from different cultures can inspire and bounce off one another.
Transmission and audiovisual education were of great importance to Agnès Varda, who established and wove a privileged connection with young people across the globe. Her oeuvre continues to question and inspire our times, with surprising modernity.
The project therefore invites a conversation to be struck up between future filmmakers and the director, who received a César, an Oscar, and a Golden Palm. The themes of the film – the environment, waste, and exclusion – find a particular resonance within today’s society; like a passing of the baton from Agnès Varda to the new generation.
VILLA ALBERTINE’S SUPPORT
Villa Albertine will promote the project in the United States through its program Albertine Cinémathèque, designed to expand access to French cinema and support film programming at American colleges and universities through an annual film selection that engages with the greatest issues of our time, while nurturing an enduring love for this diverse and evolving art form.
To support New Image – a project that deeply echoes Albertine Cinémathèque‘s ambitions, we will mobilize our network of +450 universities and colleges from all over the US.
This five-year programme, that will be launched at the start of the school year in September at the Fémis and in several prestigious American universities, aims to be deployed across five continents.