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Agnès Varda

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Varda in Berlin, February 2019

Agnès Varda (30 May 1928 – 29 March 2019) was a French movie director and producer, screenwriter, editor, actress, artist, photographer. She was also a professor at the European Graduate School.[1]

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.[2] 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.

Varda died of cancer on 29 March 2019 in Paris, at the age of 90.[3]

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  1. See: Agnès Varda Faculty Page Archived 2015-10-12 at the Wayback Machine @ European Graduate School
  2. Vincendeau, Ginette (January 21, 2008). "La Pointe Courte: How Agnès Varda "Invented" the New Wave". The Criterion Collection. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  3. "Agnes Varda: Influential film director dies at 90". BBC. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  4. "Film Update | The Beaches of Agnès". PBS. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  5. "Légion d'honneur : Vincent Bolloré et Max Gallo promus" (in French). Le Monde. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  6. Mintzer, Jordan; Elsa Keslassy (April 7, 2010). "Denis to head Certain Regard jury, Directors' Fortnight to honor Varda". Variety. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  7. "Jeanne Moreau is made Commander of the National Order of Merit". Getty Images. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  8. Llanos Martínez, Héctor (8 November 2014). "Agnès Varda • Director". cineuropa. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  9. "EFA honours Agnès Varda". Cineuropa. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  10. "A Palme d'honneur to Agnès Varda". Festival de Cannes. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2016.

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