A contemporary poem about waste and overconsumption.
"Glaner": glean, to collect the grains leftover after harvesting. Across France, Agnès Varda has been
meeting the “gleaners” of the 21st century. Both a diary and a kind of extended essay on poverty, thrift
and the curious place of scavenging in French history and culture--a documentary capturing the world of
French gleaners who collect and make use of what others have discarded.
Official Selection (out of competition) - Festival de Cannes 2000
1st Prize for Documentaries - Chicago IFF 200
Audience Award - Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal 2000
Agnès Varda, Bodan Litanski, François Wertheimer