Elliptical Editing in Vagabond - Film Art

Join Criterion Collection for a discussion of Anges Varda’s Vagabond, a film that opens with the discovery of a young woman’s body found frozen in a ditch and relies on flashbacks and interviews to piece together the events that led up to her death. Examining a specific scene from the film, Criterion illustrates how Varda’s elliptical editing technique illuminates clues as to why the film’s protagonist lived such a hard, apparently aimless existence.

Case Studies: How Editing Shapes the Story

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Agnès Varda