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Agnès Varda (born 30 May 1928) is a French movie director and producer, screenwriter, editor, actress, artist, photographer. She is also a professor at the European Graduate School.

Her movies, photographs, and artworks focus 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 is known for her works Cleo de 5 a 7, La Pointe Courte, and Vagabond.

Varda was born in Ixelles, 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 honors

  • 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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