Hint Tip: agnès b. at Anthology Film Archives

The eccentric French designer agnès b., who once decorated her New York store with movie posters, is an avowed cineaste. In various ways, she’s collaborated with a range filmmakers, most memorably Harmony Korine and Gaspar Noé. Which makes her uniquely qualified to curate a film series at New York’s Anthology Fim Archives. For two weeks beginning July 10, she’ll present ten of the more formative films she saw in her youth, both popular classics and avant-garde gems from the 1950s and 60s. These include Bernardo Bertolucci’s Il Conformista, Godard’s La Chinoise, and Ken Russell’s Women In Love.

She explains her selection: “Born and raised in Versailles, where I received a classic education in {the} humanities, I had little exposure to the culture of those who speak of life, of feelings, of desires in a freer and even rebellious way. Literature and contemporary films from different cultures opened other doors for me. All of the films that I have chosen are films I saw in my 20s and 30s. They taught me to appreciate other points of view, seen from a different angle, showing passion and the wounds, of every sort, that left their mark on me forever.” 

Visit Anthology Film Archives for the full schedule

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