Varda is a genius when it comes to framing. Did not doubt her usage of color with her first colored feature as she is endowed with beautiful eyes. The title translates to “Happiness” and that’s a satirical take on its own.
Spike Lee’s experimentations with the storytelling on this one reminded me of Varda and Godard. The framing, dialogue/delivery, and the build up at the end both honor and pay an homage to the African American cinema. Well done!