Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi)

Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi)

Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi)

The circumstances leading to a woman's death are shown through flashbacks and interviews in this French drama that won the 1985 Venice Golden Lion.

Mona Bergeron (Sandrine Bonnaire, East/West) is dead, her frozen body found in a ditch in the French countryside. Through flashbacks, we watch her travel from place to place, taking odd jobs and staying with whomever will offer her a place to sleep. But Mona's independence and desire to be free eventually leads to her demise.

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize (Varda) and the Golden Lion, 1985 Venice Film Festival
1985Rating: PG105 minsFranceFrench, Arabic and English with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
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"Wandering? She's withering"

That's a quote from one of the few people who, by chance, came across the enigmatic protagonist of the film. Throughout the course of 104 minutes, I got to know (a better word would be follow) a woman; the kind that rarely appears, or if they did, I'd never dare to go near. It reveals the desperate struggle of a defiant girl against a world which cannot...

5.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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An unmissable film from this great director.

5.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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What a film this is. Like so many of the greatest films, it tells us a very specific story, strong and unadorned, about a very particular person.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

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This smooth, gliding action gives the camera the feel of a floating apparition observing a moment while in transit, attempting to draw in as much detail as possible but never stopping to stare.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An unmissable film from this great director.

5.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

What a film this is. Like so many of the greatest films, it tells us a very specific story, strong and unadorned, about a very particular person.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

This smooth, gliding action gives the camera the feel of a floating apparition observing a moment while in transit, attempting to draw in as much detail as possible but never stopping to stare.

"Wandering? She's withering"

That's a quote from one of the few people who, by chance, came across the enigmatic protagonist of the film. Throughout the course of 104 minutes, I got to know (a better word would be follow) a woman; the kind that rarely appears, or if they did, I'd never dare to go near. It reveals the desperate struggle of a defiant girl against a world which cannot...

5.0