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Agnès Varda

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1928

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The director Agnès Varda belongs to the most important French directors who realised many movies in the course of her career.

She first studied literature and art before she devoted to the photography at the university of Paris. From the stage photography she came to the film where she learnt the trade in practice.
Her first movie was the documentary "La point courte" (54) about a fishing village, it followed "O saisons, ô châteaux" (57) and "L'opéra mouffe" (58).

In 1961 she realised her first feature movie called "Cléo de 5 à 7", which already showed her very indivudual style. Other productions were "Le bonheur - Glück aus dem Blickwinkel des Mannes" (64), "Les créatures - Die Geschöpfe" (66) and "Black Panthers" (68).

In the 70's and 80's followed interesting movies which live on the special angle of view of the director and which transfixed the public.
To these movies belong "L'une chante, l'autre pas - Die eine singt, die andere nicht" (77), "Murs, murs" (80), "Ulysse" (82) - for which she was awarded with a César, "Sans toit ni loi" (85) with the then unknown and today famous actress Sandrine Bonnaire, "Kung-Fu master" (87) and "Jane B. par Agnès V." (87) with Jane Birkin.

To her latest works belong "Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans" (93), "Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma" (95) and "Les glaneurs et la glaneuse - Die Sammler und die Sammlerin" (00).

Agnès Varda got besides other awards two César nomination in 1977 and 1986 and got the Honorary César for lifework in 2001. She was married with the director Jacques Demy. Her Son Mathieu became an actor, her daughter Rosalie Varda a costume designer.
 

Other movies from Angès Varda (Director): 
Du côté de la côte (58) Salut les cubains (63) Loin du Vietnam (67) Oncle Yanco (67) Lions Love (69) Nausicaa (70) Réponses des femmes (75) Plaisir d'amour en Iran (76) Daguerreotypes (78) Documenteur (81) Les dites "Cariatides" (82) Serie "Une minute pour une image" (83) 7'., cuis., s. de b.,... à saisir (84) T'as de beaux escaliers tu sais (86) Jacquot de Nantes (91) L'univers de Jacques Demy (95) Les glaneurs et la glaneuse...deux ans après (02) Le lion volatile (03)

Writer:
La pointe courte (56) Du côté de la côte (58) Cléo de 5 à 7 (61) Le bonheur (65) Les créatures (66) Lions Love (69) Nausicaa (70) Plaisir d'amour en Iran (76) L'une chante, l'autre pas (77) Murs, murs (80) Documenteur (81) Ulysse (82) Sans toit ni loi (85) Kung-Fu master (87) Jane B. par Agnès V. (87) Jacquot de Nantes (91) Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans (93) Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma (95) L'univers de Jacques Demy (95) Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (00) Le lion volatile (03)

Cutter:
Sans toit ni loi (85) Jane B. par Agnès V. (87) Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (00) Les glaneurs et la glaneuse...deux ans après (02) Le lion volatile (03)

Cinematographer:
Salut les cubains (63) Black Panthers (68) Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans (93) Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (00) Les glaneurs et la glaneuse...deux ans après (02) 

Producer:
Lions Love (69) Les glaneurs et la glaneuse...deux ans après (02) Le lion volatile (03)


 
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