Is Agnès Varda Living or Dead?

Has French photographer, artist, film director and screenwriter Agnès Varda died? Or is she still alive?

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French photographer, artist, film director and screenwriter

Agnès Varda is ...

Dead
Born 30 May 1928 in Ixelles
Died 29 Mar 2019 in Paris
Age90 years, 9 months
Causecancer
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Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda speaking at a retrospective series at the Harvard Film Archive

About Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda (French: [aɲɛs vaʁda]; 30 May 1928 – 29 March 2019) was a Belgian-born French film director, photographer and artist. Her work was pioneering for, and central to, the development of the widely influential French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Her films focused on achieving documentary realism, addressing feminist issues, and/or producing other social commentary, with a distinctive experimental style. Varda's work employed location shooting in an era when the limitations of sound technology made it easier and more common to film indoors, with constructed sets and painted backdrops of landscapes, rather than the real thing. Her use of non-professional actors was also unconventional in the context of 1950s French cinema. Among other awards and nominations, she received an honorary Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, an Academy Honorary Award, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

She is also known as Agnés Varda and Agnes Varda.