Monday, 11 May 2015


Agnes Varda is set to become only the fourth director, and only the first woman, to be honoured for her body of work at the Cannes Film Festival later this month. The esteemed French auteur was one of the foremost figures in the New Wave movement in cinema of the 1960s, though her classic works stretch far beyond that decade. Among them, her breakthrough Cleo from 5 to 7 (to date, her only feature to compete for the Palme d'Or at Cannes), Daguerreotypes, One Sings, the Other Doesn't, Mur Murs, Vagabond, Jacquot de Nantes (about her late husband, fellow French filmmaker Jacques Demy), The Gleaners & I and The Beaches of Agnes. In 2010, Varda received the Golden Coach from the festival. She'll be honoured at the closing ceremony, Sunday the 24th of May 2015.