French filmmaker born in 1928. Greek father. French mother. Short studies in Paris. Photographer in the Fifties. In 1954, she creates a film company CINE-TAMARIS for La Pointe Courte (also first feature of Philippe Noiret). It gave her the title of "Grand Mother of the French New Wave". Among 32 short and long, the best known films of Agnès Varda are: Cléo de 5 à 7 (1961), Sans toit ni loi / Vagabond (1985), Jacquot de Nantes / Jacquot (1990), Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse / The Gleaners And I (2000). In the last two years Agnès Varda worked on video installations: Patatutopia (Venise Art Biennale and Taïpei Museum), Le Triptyque et Les Veuves de Noirmoutier (Aboucaya Gallery, Paris 2005).
Films presented at Cannes