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The Gleaners & I PG rating

Agnès Varda’s award-winning study of those living on the margins of French society at the turn of the millennium.

Documentary 2000 79 mins

Director: Agnès Varda



Named the best French film of 2000 by the French Union of Film Critics, The Gleaners and I observes present-day gleaners in urban and rural France – harvesters, scavengers, artists – while looking back at the traditional ‘glaneurs’, famously represented in Jean- François Millet’s classical French painting. A social documentary and study of those living on the margins of French society, Agnès Varda described her film as a ‘wandering road movie’. It’s that and more – a fascinating self-portrait of one the most influential filmmakers of the French New Wave.

Ranked joint 67th in the 2022 Sight and Sound Great Films of All Time poll.