At 87-years-old, legendary filmmaker Agnes Varda has no intention of slowing down, releasing a new short film just last month with “Les 3 Boutons” (watch it here). But if you’re new to the filmmaker, or have pockets of her filmography waiting to be discovered, the Lincoln Plaza in New York City has you covered. Starting this weekend, they are bringing to the big screen two collaborations between the director and Jane Birkin: the experimental bio-doc “Jane B. Par Agnes V.,” and the excellently named “Kung-Fu Master!” And today we have an exclusive clip from the latter.
Before you go thinking that Varda directed a martial arts epic you knew nothing about, the title refers to a video game played by 14-year-old Julien (Mathieu Demy), who becomes the object of conflicted affection of a 40-year-old woman, played by Birkin. This scene occurs early in the film, shortly after Birkin’s character meets Julien for the first time: he’s throwing up in her bathroom after drinking too much Vodka at her daughter’s daytime fete, and afterwards, she notices him watching her while she sings her youngest daughter to sleep.
Both “Jane B. Par Agnes V.” and “Kung-Fu Master!” hit the big screen on Friday. Watch below.