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Varda’s Chiasmic Hand: Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse (2000), Les plages d’Agnès (2008) and Merleau-Ponty’s intersubjective relation

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Original languageEnglish
JournalMise au Point
Volume9 | 2017
Accepted/In press31 Jan 2017
PublishedJun 2017



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This article argues that there is an alliance between Agnès Varda’s digital films, Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse (2000) and Les plages d’Agnès (2008), and the chiasmic overlap as it occurs in Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy. This fusion, which I will show occurs through the camera and the intersubjective relation represented by Varda’s own hands, leads to the spectator’s contemplation of the death of the Other.

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