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Agnès Varda and Hou Hsiao-Hsien Retrospectives Come to Los Angeles

Agnès Varda and Hou Hsiao-Hsien Retrospectives Come to Los Angeles

Beginning April 10, i.e. this weekend, Agnès Varda will accompany a three-night film series at the Egyptian Theatre, hosted by the American Cinematheque. She will give a talk with her son, actor Mathieu Demy, on Friday between screenings of “From Here to There” — her docu-series that features fellow filmmakers including the late Chris Marker, Manoel de Oliveira and Jacques Demy (who was her husband) — and her 1988 “Jane B. for Agnès V.”

The Varda series also brings “Kung-Fu Master!,” starring a young Charlotte Gainsbourg and Demy, on Saturday, April 11 and the inimitable “Cleo From 5 to 7” to the Egyptian on Sunday, April 12. (More info here.)

Already underway is Also Like Life, a major retrospective of Hou Hsiao-Hsien. On April 18, check out the Taiwanese auteur’s 1989 “The Puppetmaster” at UCLA. The series continues, in collaboration with the UCLA Film and Television Archive., at downtown LA’s REDCAT theater with presents a 35mm print of the Taiwanese auteur Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s 1998 “Flowers of Shanghai.” With plenty to see, the series runs through June 20.

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