By Agnès Varda

  • Genre: Agnès Varda
  • Release Date: 1986-05-16
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Director: Agnès Varda
  • Production Company: Lone Star Corporation
  • iTunes Price: GBP 4.49
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 76 Ratings


Sandrine Bonnaire won a best actress Ceasar for her portrayal as Mona - a young and defiant drifter in this tragic story. Using a largely non-professional cast, Varda recollects Mona's story through flashbacks of those who encountered her, producing the splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman.



  • A masterpiece

    By NewJorg
    One of the best female lead performances in cinema history. And a hauntingly beautiful and disturbing score by Joanna Bruzdowicz. A must see.
  • a masterpiece from a great director

    By revoxx
    I saw this at the cinema when it was released and have never forgotten Sandrine Bonnaire's extraordinary performance. This moving film shows her so abandonned that she abandons reality for the hard life of a drifter. This is her journey. The slowness of the film is realistic and medatative. yep I'd say a masterpiece. Now go watch SB in 'a nos amours' by the great Maurice Piallat. French cinema is in a league of its own. Why ? There seems to be a tendency to show behaviour as opposed to just action. In the US action is delivered without character development or behaviour. Here we have a fine example of the consequence of behaviour. Makes sense ?
  • orlando stuart

    By Trauts Odnalro
    If you are a fan of the slower. more thought provoking film over its "bang bang" hollywood counterpart, you may enjoy this film. I thought it a little flat and found it lost momentum, with no major twists or suprises. The photography is slow but interesting, and the film feels dated because it is. I still found it better than some films with colossal budgets as it keeps you interested, just.