Agnès Varda, pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague died – News

Agnès Varda, pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague died - News

Agnès Varda died in France. He was 90 years old.

"The director and artist Agnès Varda died at her house on Thursday night following cancer," the family said in a statement.

Awarded for a career beginning in 1954, Varda was born in Brussels on May 30, 1928, the daughter of a Greek father and a French mother, moving to Paris to study photography, according to the biography of France Culture.

She was usually classified as the "grandmother" of the film movement Nouvelle Vague, whose debut film, "La Pointe Courte" (1954), anticipated the movement that revolutionized French cinema.

Varda stood out a few years after his debut with "Cléo de 5 à 7", in 1962 ("Two Hours in the Life of a Woman" in the Portuguese title).

Her gaze on reality has become a reference in cinema, always inspiring in several times.

In 1985, she won the Golden Lion in Venice for "Sem Eira Nem Beira," five years before the death of her husband – and also director – Jacques Demy, a relationship that began in 1958 and whose childhood and love of film and theater portrayed in "Jacquot de Nantes" (1991).

In 2000 he made the acclaimed "The Gentlemen and the Respite" (2000) and "The Beaches of Agnès" won the César for Best Documentary in 2009, eight years after being awarded an honorary prize at the ceremony of the best French cinema.

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The Honorary Oscars of 2018: below, the director Agnès Varda, the director of photography Owen Roizman and the actor Donald Sutherland. Above, the director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Oscar special for "Carne y Arena", his installation of virtual reality, and the director Charles Burnett.

In 2018, the Hollywood Academy awarded her an honorary Oscar in the same year she made her debut and became the oldest personality ever nominated for a competitive Oscar with "Looks Places."

A filmmaker whose unique vision and work has earned him countless fans worldwide since the 1950s and JR, the iconic photographer and muralist with more than a million followers on Instagram, revealed to have more in common than one could imagine in a documentary that has entered several lists of best of the year.

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The director was in Portugal in 2009, to be honored at the 10th Festival of French Cinema.

The woman who was filming before Godard or Truffaut joined the journalists for a press conference where she talked about her career, about the Portuguese filmmakers she prefers and about a very special gift she received from a Portuguese woman.


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