Sandrine Bonnaire won a Best Actress Cesar 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 a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman.
Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, this is a cinematic landmark that introduced one of the most intriguing, complex and uncompromising female protagonists in modern cinema. French/Arabic with English subtitles. Full details.