Her movies, photographs, and artworks focused on realism, feminist issues, and social commentary with a distinct experimental style. Movie historians have cited Varda's work as central to the development of the French New Wave movie movement. She was known for her works Cleo de 5 a 7, La Pointe Courte, and Vagabond.
Varda was born in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium to French parents. She studied at École des Beaux-Arts. Varda was married to Jacques Demy from 1962 until his death in 1990. They had one daughter, Rosalie.
Awards and honours[change | change source]
- Golden Lion of the Venice Film Festival for Vagabond/Without Roof or Rule
- 2002 - René Clair Award.
- 2009 - The Beaches of Agnès won the César Award for best documentary film
- 12 April 2009 - made Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur
- May 2010 - Directors' Fortnight's 8th Carosse d'Or award for lifetime achievement at the Cannes Film Festival
- 14 May 2013 - promoted to Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit of France
- 10 August 2014 -Leopard of Honour award at the 67th Locarno Film Festival
- 13 December 2014 - Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Film Academy
- 24 May 2015 - honorary Palme d'or
References[change | change source]
- See: Agnès Varda Faculty Page @ European Graduate School
- Vincendeau, Ginette (January 21, 2008). "La Pointe Courte: How Agnès Varda "Invented" the New Wave". The Criterion Collection. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
- "Agnes Varda: Influential film director dies at 90". BBC. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
- "Film Update | The Beaches of Agnès". PBS. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "Légion d'honneur : Vincent Bolloré et Max Gallo promus" (in French). Le Monde. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- Mintzer, Jordan; Elsa Keslassy (April 7, 2010). "Denis to head Certain Regard jury, Directors' Fortnight to honor Varda". Variety. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "Jeanne Moreau is made Commander of the National Order of Merit". Getty Images. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- Llanos Martínez, Héctor (8 November 2014). "Agnès Varda • Director". cineuropa. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "EFA honours Agnès Varda". Cineuropa. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "A Palme d'honneur to Agnès Varda". Festival de Cannes. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Agnès Varda.|
- Agnès Varda on IMDb
- Agnès Varda Faculty Page @ European Graduate School Biography, bibliography, films and quotes.
- Watch 17 films of Agnes Varda at www.dafilms.com
- Biography on newwavefilm.com
- Jonathan Romney, The Beaches of Agnès (Sight & Sound 'Film of the Month')
- "A Talk: Agnès Varda ," 2009, (Frieze Foundation Talks)
- Agnès Varda talks about cinema and her work