Agnès Varda
(France)

Born in Ixelles in Brussels in 1928, Agnes Varda spent her childhood in Belgium with her four brothers and sisters. During the war, in 1940, moved the family to the south of France. She spent her adolescence in Sète and later Paris where she took her baccalaureate, afterwards studying at the Louvre and then photography at night school in Vaugirard.

Rapidly establishing herself as a top-rank still photographer, Varda became the official cameraperson for the Theatre Festival of Avignon, established by Jean Vilar, and later for the Theatre National Populaire (the film star Gerard Philipe shined there among others).

She held her first solo exhibition in her home in 1954, followed by several reportage missions in China and Cuba. Over the course of her travels and via the people she met, she produced several portraits of both ordinary and famous people of her time.

Without any training, Agnès Varda moved to the medium of cinema. She created her own small company Cine-Tamaris to produce and direct her first feature length film, La Pointe Courte, which earned her the title of ‘The Grandmother of the New Wave’.

She received Honorary Palme d'Or (2015) and honorary Oscar (2017).

Films
Filmography
La Pointe Courte
1956
O saisons, ô châteaux
1958
La cocotte d'azur
1958
Du côté de la côte
1958
L'opera-mouffe / Diary of a Pregnant Woman
1958
Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald ou (Méfiez-vous des lunettes noires)
1961
Cléo de 5 à 7 / Cleo from 5 to 7
1962
Salut les Cubains
1963
Le Bonheur
1965
Les créatures / The Creatures
1966
Elsa la rose
1966
Loin du Vietnam / Far from Vietnam
1967
Oncle Yanco
1967
Black Panthers
1968
Lions Love
1969
Nausicaa
1970
Réponse de femmes / Women Reply: Our Bodies Our Sex
1975
Daguerréotypes
1976
Plaisir d'amour en Iran
1976
L'une chante, l'autre pas / One Sings, the Other Doesn't
1977
Mur Murs
1981
Documenteur
1981
Ulysse
1982
Une minute pout une image
1983
Les dites cariatides / The So-Called Caryatids
1984
7p., cuis., s. de b., ... à saisir
1984
Histoire d'une vieille dame / The Story of an Old Lady
1985
Sans toit ni loi / Vagabond
1985
T'as de beaux escaliers, tu sais
1986
Kung-fu master / Le petit amour
1988
Jane B. par Agnès V. / Jane B. for Agnes V.
1988
Jacquot de Nantes
1991
Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans
1993
Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma / One Hundred and One Nights
1995
L'univers de Jacques Demy
1995
Les glaneurs et la glaneuse / The Gleaners and I
2000
Deux ans apres / Two Years Later
2001
Hommage à Zgougou (et salut à Sabine Mamou)
2002
Le lion volatil
2003
Ydessa, les ours et etc. / Ydessa, the Bears and Etc.
2004
Cinévardaphoto
2004
Quelques veuves de Noirmoutier
2006
Les plages d'Agnès / The Beaches of Agnès
2008
Agnès de ci de là Varda
2011
Les 3 boutons
2015
Visages, villages / Faces Places
2017
Varda by Agnès
2019

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