Daguerréotypes. 1975. France. Directed by Agnès Varda. 35mm. In French; English subtitles. 78 min.
As Agnès Varda was home nursing her newborn son, she was compelled to turn her incisive and whimsical eye to her longtime residence, Paris’s Rue Daguerre. Fittingly named after pioneering photographer Louis Daguerre, her street served as ample opportunity for cinematic exploration, as she candidly interviewed and observed longtime neighbors, shopkeepers, and local wanderers. Running an electric cable from her own apartment to power her equipment, Varda seems to effortlessly capture the intimate moments and emotional threads of our everyday lives.