Ixelles, Belgium, 1928 – Paris, France, 2019
French lmmaker born in 1928, passed in Paris in 2019. Greek father. French mother. Short studies in Paris. Photographer in the fties. In 1954, she creates a lm company CINE-TAMARIS for LA POINTE COURTE. This lm gave her the title of “Grand Mother of the French New Wave”.
Among 33 short and long, the best known lms of Agnès are :
1961 CLÉO DE 5 À 7 – 1985 SANS TOIT NI LOI (VAGABOND) – 1990 JACQUOT DE NANTES (JACQUOT) – 2000 LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE (THE GLEANERS AND I) – 2008 LES PLAGES D’AGNES (THE BEACHES OF AGNES) – 2017 VISAGES VILLAGES (FACES PLACES) –
2019 VARDA BY AGNES O cial selection at Berlinale International Film Festival.
In 2003, Agnès Varda launched her third life as a visual artist. Her installations were shown at the Venice Art Biennale (2003), Fondation Cartier pour l’Art contemporain, Paris (2006), CAFA Beijing and HUBEI Museum Wuhan, China (2012), LACMA Museum, Los Angeles (2013), Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago (2015), Blum&Poe Gallery New York (2017), Nathalie Obadia Gallery Paris (2018), Pazo da Cultura Pontevedra Spain and Liverpool Biennial (2018), Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, MAMM Moscou and Fondation Cartier pour l’Art contemporain, Paris (2019).
1965 : Silver Bear prize at Berlin Film Festival (1965) – 1985 : Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival – August 2014 Léopardo d’Onore at the Locarno Film Festival – May 2015 Palme d’Or d’Honneur at the Cannes Film Festival – September 2017 Grolsch prize from the audience at Toronto Film Festival for best documentary to Faces, Places. November 2017 : Agnès received an honorary Oscar for her career.
2018 : Etoile d’or at the International Film Festival of Marrakech.