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The Beaches of Agnès (Les Plages d'Agnès), made on the occasion of her eightieth birthday, is an outdoor cinematic art installation in which Varda views her long career in reverse through site-specific three-dimensional works, tableaux vivants, and playful pageants. Varda, who has said that "if we opened up people we'd find landscapes, if we opened up me, we'd find beaches," filmed beside the water. She started at her childhood Belgian home, continued to the Seine and to the sunny coast of California, reliving not only her films but also — mainly — her cherished remembrances of friends and loved ones. (2008, subtitles, 110 minutes)