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Agnès Varda

Director, Writer, Editor
30 May 1928 to 29 March 2019

A Belgian director, writer and editor who was considered the mother of the French New Wave, Varda began her career as a stills photographer before finding critical acclaim for her debut feature La Pointe Courte (1955). She switched seamlessly between features and documentaries with work including Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962), Le Bonheur (1965), Vagabound (1985) and Faces Places (2017).

Read Agnès Varda's Guardian obituary.