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Varda On Demand: Two Newly Restored Films from Legendary Feminist Filmmaker to Stream

Varda On Demand: Two Newly Restored Films from Legendary Feminist Filmmaker to Stream

Two newly restored films from the doyen of feminist filmmaking are set for VOD release.

Agnès Varda made the relatively neglected “Jane B. By Agnès V.” and “Kung-Fu Master!” in 1988, with neither a U.S. theatrical release at the time.

The factor common to both is the Jane B. of the former film’s title: actress and singer Jane Birkin. “Jane B. By Agnès V.” is a playful, expressionistic portrait of Birkin described by Varda as “an imaginary bio-pic.” (One delightful fantasy sequence sees Birkin and Laura Betti take on the roles of Laurel and Hardy). In “Kung-Fu Master!” Birkin portrays single mom Mary-Jane, who finds herself falling in love with 14 year-old Julien (played by Varda’s real-life son Mathieu). It’s a real family affair, in fact, with Birkin’s daughters, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon, also appearing in the film.

“Jane B. By Agnès V.” and “Kung-Fu Master!” will be available to both old and new admirers of Varda’s work starting February 2 on Amazon Video. Both restorations are also set to be released on iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Vimeo on Demand, Xbox and Blu-Ray on March 8.
 

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