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French director Agnès Varda dies

Written by FDM

Agnès Varda, one of the pioneers of the Nouvelle Vague (New Wave), and one of the few women to appear on the 1960s cinema chart died in the night from Thursday to Friday at the age of 90.

The Moroccan public had (re) discovered this emblematic figure of French cinema in Marrakech during the international film festival where a moving tribute had been paid to her. This great director of the Nouvelle Vague, a genial jack-of-all, was born on May 30, 1928, in Ixelles, Belgium.

Agnès Varda wears more caps than one and nothing seemed to stop her immense incessant curiosity: director, screenwriter, actress, photographer, and even visual artist. Agnès Varda enjoys a great international recognition (Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Palme d’Or of Honor at the Cannes Film Festival, Honorary Oscar, etc.).

Her latest film, “Faces, Villages”, co-directed with the young artist JR and nominated at the Oscars 2018, is another proof of the freedom and creativity of this extraordinary artist. Agnès Varda was also a photographer. In the 50s, she was a photographer for the Avignon Festival. She has also authored reports in China, Cuba, Portugal, Germany and several collections of personal photographs. In 2003, at the Biennale d’Art in Venice, she began her life as a “visual artist”, with installations, videos and photographs.

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