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Agnès Varda (1928-2019)

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the passing of veteran French filmmaker Agnès Varda.In May2013, she was presented the FIAF Award by FIAF President Eric Le Roy during the Cannes International Film Festival. He said at the time:

“The relationship between Agnès Varda and cinematheques is a long love story. Cinematheques around the world feel that Agnès Varda has always been on their side, as she has never stopped travelling to present her films in those institutions which preserve, restore and project them. They have always held her as a true friend, sometimes even as a confidante, and as an artist whose work they have always enjoyed exhibiting and programming. The passion with which Agnès Varda has worked over the last twenty years to preserve, restore and disseminate her oeuvre as well as that of Jacques Demy, often in close collaboration with film archives of the FIAF network, remains a model for all present and future filmmakers. I can think of few other film personalities who underline and support FIAF’s goals and values as well she does.”

Photos of that presentation ceremony are still available HERE.

In 2013 she was interviewed by Esteve Riambau (in French) for the Journal of Film Preservation. You can find the article HERE.

Agnès Varda (1928-2019)

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the passing of veteran French filmmaker Agnès Varda.In May2013, she was presented the FIAF Award by FIAF President Eric Le Roy during the Cannes International Film Festival. He said at the time:

“The relationship between Agnès Varda and cinematheques is a long love story. Cinematheques around the world feel that Agnès Varda has always been on their side, as she has never stopped travelling to present her films in those institutions which preserve, restore and project them. They have always held her as a true friend, sometimes even as a confidante, and as an artist whose work they have always enjoyed exhibiting and programming. The passion with which Agnès Varda has worked over the last twenty years to preserve, restore and disseminate her oeuvre as well as that of Jacques Demy, often in close collaboration with film archives of the FIAF network, remains a model for all present and future filmmakers. I can think of few other film personalities who underline and support FIAF’s goals and values as well she does.”

Photos of that presentation ceremony are still available HERE.

In 2013 she was interviewed by Esteve Riambau (in French) for the Journal of Film Preservation. You can find the article HERE.