'Faces Places' Director Agnes Varda Dies at 90 after a Short Battle with Cancer
Agnes Varda, the French film director that focused on documentary realism, feminist topics, and social commentary, has died at the age of 90.
The lady died at her home in Paris, France, surrounded by her beloved ones after battling cancer for a short time.
Even though Varda’s professional life was very prominent, so much so that she is known as the influential matriarch of the French New Wave, her career began as a photographer.
She once revealed that she used to photograph everything from marriages, banquets, families, and children around her. After a while, Varda was hired as the official photographer of the People's National Theater in France.
It wasn’t until 1955 that she made her directorial debut with “La Pointe Courte.” Then, she worked in other famous projects, including “Cléo from 5 to 7,” “Vagabond,” and “Jacquot de Nantes.”
"I know I was a pioneer." RIP #AgnesVarda. The influential matriarch of the French New Wave – who received an honorary #Oscar and an Academy Award documentary nomination in the span of three months in 2017-18 – has died. Go inside her legacy: https://t.co/J4YRHUzC8b pic.twitter.com/ZqIdzsbhWE— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 29, 2019
In November 2017, the director’s impressive career was acknowledged as she received an Academy Honorary Award for her contributions to cinema, which made her the first female director to earn such recognition.
Varda is survived by Mathieu, her son with the late French director Jacques Demy, and Rosalie, a daughter from a previous relationship she had with stage director Antoine Bourseiller.