Kung-fu master!

Kung-fu master!

Agnès Varda

France, 1988, 80 min., French/English.


Mary Jane is forty years old and has two daughters. One day she starts feeling attracted to one of her daughter's classmate, Julien, a fourteen-year-old boy who spends most of his spare time playing the memorable arcade Kung Fu Master. Mary Jane doesn't question too much the nature of this sudden attraction. She simply lets herself be carried away by it and gradually tries to promote meetings with the kid. However, the situation doesn't look the same to her daughter Lucy, who does have qualms about it all and considers her mother's attitude as a proof of immaturity and jealousy. Kung-fu master! is one of the less viewed films by Varda, who again declines the moral judgement and weakens the link between cause and consequence when it comes to broaden the possible fates of a woman.

Kung-Fu Master!

Francia, 1988, 80 min, Francés, Inglés.

Dirección /Direction

Agnès Varda

Guión / Script

Agnès Varda, Jane

Birkin (argumento)

Fotografía / Cinematography

Pierre-Laurent Chenieux

Montaje / Editing

Marie-Jo Audiard

Sonido / Sound

Olivier Schwob

Música / Music

Joanna Bruzdowicz

Producción / Producers

Agnès Varda

Intérpretes / Cast

Jane Birkin (Mary-Jane),

Mathieu Demy (Julián),

Charlotte Gainsbourg (Lucy),

Lou Doillon (Lou),

Judy Campbell (la madre),

David Birkin (el padre)

Compañía productora / Production company


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