Agnès Varda was born in Belgium in 1928. She made both documentary and feature films and was awarded, among other things, the golden lion in Venice in 1985 and received an honorary Oscar in the autumn of 2018. She was awarded an honorary doctorate by the faculty of fine arts at Gothenburg university. Among her main works are ”Cleo from 5 to 7” (1961) and ”Vagabond” (1985). Her most recent film was the documentary ”Faces places” (2017).
Agnès Varda made her debut in 1954 with the film ”La pointe courte” which is considered to be a precursor to the French new wave. She was a member of the loose-knit grouping of filmmakers who are usually called Rive Gauche. Coined herself she the concept of ”cinécriture” of its creation, after the French word ”write” which means writing. Varda was married to director Jacques Demy for over 30 years until his death in 1990.
Agnès Varda was 90 years old.