Movie Diary 3/2/2020

Vagabond (Agnes Varda, 1985). Sandrine Bonnaire as the traveler who lives “without roof or law,” as the original title has it. A film of curiosity and integrity, full of documentary-like aspects yet with a strict formal rigor. The refusal to romanticize the vagabond’s journey, or to make her conventionally likable or sympathetic, still feels like a bold decision. The dirty boots thoughtlessly muddying the clean white bedsheets.