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Overview (2)

Born in Brussels, Belgium
Birth NameArlette Varda

Mini Bio (1)

Agnès Varda was born on May 30, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium as Arlette Varda. She is a director and writer, known for Vagabond (1985), Le Bonheur (1965) and Les plages d'Agnès (2008). She was previously married to Jacques Demy.

Spouse (1)

Jacques Demy (1962 - 27 October 1990) ( his death) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Her bowl-shaped bobbed haircut

Trivia (9)

Mother of actor Mathieu Demy with Jacques Demy.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005
Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1983.
Legally changed her first name from Arlette to Agnès when she turned 18.
Was the very first director to ever cast Gérard Depardieu, in 1965. The film, called "Christmas Carole" (revolving around Carole, a young comics writer), was never completed, due to lack of money. Around 8 minutes have been shot, featuring Depardieu, and shown at the French Cinematheque at the end of the 90s.
In 2014 Agnès Varda received the 'Leopard of Honor(Pardo d'onore)' for 'Lifetime Achievement' at the '67th Locarno International Film Festival'.
Since 2013 Agnès Varda is a member of the 'Documentary Branch' of the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS).
Is a fan of the American series Girls (2012).

Personal Quotes (2)

They called me 'The Ancestor of the New Wave' when I was only 30. I had seen very few films, which, in a way, gave me both the naivety and the daring to do what I did.
I don't believe in inspiration that arrives like a bolt from the blue - if it doesn't also arise from your body and your immediate lived experience. That's why I always refer to 'subjective documentary'. It seems to me that the more motivated I am by what I film, the more objectively I film.

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