Monday, June 17, 2019

Agnes Varda

Friday, Mar. 29, 2019

Agnes Varda, the French New Wave pioneer who for decades beguiled, challenged and charmed moviegoers in films that inspired generations of filmmakers, has died. She was 90.

Varda's production company, Cine-Tamaris, said Varda died early morning Friday at her home in Paris from cancer....

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

Filmmaker Agnes Varda danced with Angelina Jolie. Donald Sutherland wanted to thank the characters he's played. Writer-director Charles Burnett said getting an Oscar eases the sting of a teacher's heartless words decades ago. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu dedicated his award to immigrants...

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

Agnes Varda, the 89-year-old Belgian-born filmmaker, estimates that she receives a lifetime honor every three months.

"I'm old so they don't know what to do with me," she says with a smile.

On Saturday, Varda will receive one of the highest of such awards: an honorary Oscar, to be...

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Four.

It's one of the most glaring numbers in Academy Awards history. That's how many women have been nominated for best director in the awards' 89 years of existence. Kathryn Bigelow, for "The Hurt Locker" in 2010, is the only woman to win.

"I have to say it really bums me out,"...

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