By People Staff
October 10, 1977 12:00 PM

Once labeled “the Founding Mother of the new French cinema” for Cleo from 5 to 7 and Le Bonheur, director Agnes Varda has refracted through a feminist lens her own tale of a 14-year friendship between two women. Often honest, revealing and moving, it is also tendentious—as in the lyrics to the consciousness-raising songs Varda wrote for the sound track—and pat, especially in the epilogue when the women wind up blissful with or without men or children. Young French actress Valérie Mairesse is strong in one of the two lead roles. In French, with subtitles. (Unrated)