Agnès Varda

1928 - 2019

Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda (French: [aɲɛs vaʁda]; 30 May 1928 – 29 March 2019) was a Belgian-born French film director, screenwriter, 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 women's issues, and 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 outdoors, on location. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agnès Varda has received more than 1,184,291 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 30th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Agnès Varda ranks 30 out of 1,305Before her are François Truffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Fritz Lang, George Lucas, and John Ford. After her are Quentin Tarantino, Franco Zeffirelli, David Lynch, Andrzej Wajda, Roberto Rossellini, and Vittorio De Sica.

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Among people born in 1928, Agnès Varda ranks 14Before her are Ennio Morricone, James Watson, Eduard Shevardnadze, Rinus Michels, Philip K. Dick, and Serge Gainsbourg. After her are Osamu Tezuka, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Jeanne Moreau, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Didi, and Yves Klein. Among people deceased in 2019, Agnès Varda ranks 8Before her are Niki Lauda, Rutger Hauer, Bruno Ganz, Beji Caid Essebsi, I. M. Pei, and Doris Day. After her are João Gilberto, Franco Zeffirelli, Bibi Andersson, Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Mohamed Morsi, and Murray Gell-Mann.

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Among people born in Belgium, Agnès Varda ranks 26 out of 658Before her are Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Eddy Merckx (1945), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Jacques Brel (1929), Albert I of Belgium (1875), and Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960). After her are Hergé (1907), César Franck (1822), Baudouin of Belgium (1930), Adolphe Sax (1814), Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697), and Simon Stevin (1548).


Among film directors born in Belgium, Agnès Varda ranks 1After her are André Delvaux (1926), Chantal Akerman (1950), and Jaco Van Dormael (1957).

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