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INTERVIEW - Agnès Varda receives the honorary Palme d’or

Agnès Varda © FDC / M. Petit

Agnès Varda © FDC / M. Petit

 

Agnès Varda - Honorary Palme d'or © FDC / Mathilde Petit

 

Agnès Varda will receive the highest distinction today, in the form of an honorary Palme d’or. The director and all-rounder swells the ranks of the exceptional award winners, that count great names such as Woody Allen (2002), Manoel de Oliveira (2008), Clint Eastwood (2009) or Bernardo Bertolucci (2011). A way for the Festival de Cannes to pay tribute to the director of Cleo from 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7), Mural Murals (Mur Murs), Ulysse, You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know (T’as de beaux escaliers, tu sais)…, Jacquot de Nantes, The Young Girls Turn 25 (Les Demoiselles ont eu 25 ans) and The Gleaners and I (Les glaneurs et la glaneuse)… She is the first female director to be awarded this prestigious trophy.

 

 

 

Agnès Varda - Palme d'Honneur - Photocall © Getty Images / Ian Gavan

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