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.

Varda became photographer for Jean Vilar, founder of the Avignon festival in 1948, and later for the People’s National Theatre (TNP) (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 earnt her the title of ‘The Grandmother of the New Wave’.

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
    188
  • 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
    2017

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