Agnès Varda

1928 - 2019

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Agnès Varda (French: [aɲɛs vaʁda]; born Arlette Varda, 30 May 1928 – 29 March 2019) was a Belgian-born French film director, screenwriter, photographer, and artist. Her pioneering work was 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 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 1,361,017 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Agnès Varda is the 53rd most popular film director (down from 31st in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 26th in 2019) and the most popular Belgian Film Director.

Agnès Varda is most famous for her work as a French filmmaker. Her most notable films include Cleo from 5 to 7, Vagabond, and The Gleaners and I.

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Among film directors, Agnès Varda ranks 53 out of 1,580Before her are Lars von Trier, Éric Rohmer, Sydney Pollack, Tim Burton, Roger Vadim, and Chuck Jones. After her are Theo Angelopoulos, Franco Zeffirelli, Werner Herzog, William Wyler, Claude Chabrol, and Yasujirō Ozu.

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Among people born in 1928, Agnès Varda ranks 24Before her are Yves Klein, Jeanne Moreau, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alvin Toffler, Roger Vadim, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. After her are Zbigniew Brzezinski, James Coburn, George Peppard, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Geert Hofstede, and Martin Landau. Among people deceased in 2019, Agnès Varda ranks 10Before her are Niki Lauda, Robert Mugabe, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Bruno Ganz, Rutger Hauer, and Alexei Leonov. After her are Franco Zeffirelli, Doris Day, Peter Fonda, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Jeffrey Epstein, and Immanuel Wallerstein.

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Among people born in Belgium, Agnès Varda ranks 52 out of 899Before her are James Ensor (1860), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Margaret of Parma (1522), Samo (600), and Isabella of Austria (1501). After her are Julio Cortázar (1914), Pepin of Landen (585), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Carlota of Mexico (1840), Henri La Fontaine (1854), and Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559).


Among film directors born in Belgium, Agnès Varda ranks 1After her are Chantal Akerman (1950), Jaco Van Dormael (1957), André Delvaux (1926), Raoul Servais (1928), Ulu Grosbard (1929), Benoît Lamy (1945), and Felix van Groeningen (1977).