Agnès Varda, Remembered: Barry Jenkins, Edgar Wright, JR, and More Post Tributes to French Icon

IndieWire | 3/29/2019 | Staff
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Update (11:40am ET): Martin Scorsese has issued the following statement on Varda:

“I seriously doubt that Agnès Varda ever followed in anyone else’s footsteps, in any corner of her life or her art…which were one in the same. She charted and walked her own path each step of the way, she and her camera. Every single one of her remarkable handmade pictures, so beautifully balanced between documentary and fiction, is like no one else’s—every image, every cut… What a body of work she left behind: movies big and small, playful and tough, generous and solitary, lyrical and unflinching…and alive. I saw her for the last time a couple of months ago. She knew that she didn’t have much longer, and she made every second count: she didn’t want to miss a thing. I feel so lucky to have known her. And to all young filmmakers: you need to watch Agnès Varda’s pictures.”

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Directors and major film organizations around the world are mourning the death of Agnès Varda on social media. Varda’s family confirmed earlier today the French filmmaking icon passed away from breast cancer at 90. A pioneering figure of the French New Wave movement and the first woman director to receive an Honorary Oscar, Varda is known for such landmark works as “La Pointe Courte,” “Cleo From 5 to 7,” and “Vagabond.”

Filmmakers Barry Jenkins and Edgar Wright posted tributes to Varda on their...
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