Agnès Varda facts for kids
Varda at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival
30 May 1928
|Died||29 March 2019
|Occupation||Director, screenwriter, editor, actor, producer, installation artist, photographer|
(m. 1962; d. 1990)
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.
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
- 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
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