January 5, 2020
Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of Vagabond.
Agnès Varda pieces together Mona's story through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely nonprofessional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. With its sparse, poetic imagery, Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi) is a stunner, and won Varda the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.
Description courtesy of Janus Films
"Structured around the hazards of a female drifter's experience, and by extension the female experience more generally, Vagabond remains powerful and timely."—Amy Simmons, The Guardian
- Director: Agnès Varda
- Principal Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss
- Country: France
- Year: 1985
- Running Time: 105 minutes
- Screenplay: Agnès Varda
- Language: French, Arabic, English
- Has Subtitles: Yes