European Film Academy to Honor Agnes Varda

LONDON – The European Film Academy is to present writer-director Agnes Varda with its lifetime achievement award for her body of work, and in recognition of her contribution to the world of film.

Varda is an “important voice in French and European cinema as well as in the world of art,” the academy said.

Varda’s first film, “La Pointe Courte” (1954), gave a glimpse of her personal style and earned her the title of “grandmother of the French New Wave.” Her film “Cleo From 5 to 7” (1961) was selected at Cannes Festival and won the French critics’ Award.

Varda has created more than 30 short, documentary and fiction films for both TV and cinema, as well staging many exhibitions of photographs and art installations.

Among her films are “Lions Love (… and Lies)” (1968), “Documenteur” (1981), which shot in Los Angeles, “One Sings the Other Doesn’t” (1976), and “Jacquot (De Nantes)” (1990).

Among the major awards Varda has won are a Silver Bear in Berlin for “Happiness” (1965), a Golden Lion in Venice for “Vagabond” (1985), a European Film Award for “The Gleaners and I (2000), and a French Cesar for “The Beaches of Agnes (2008).

Her work has been honored with a Carosse d’Or at the Cannes festival, an honorary Cesar and a Pardo d’onore in Locarno.

Varda will be an honorary guest at the 27th European Film Awards ceremony on Dec. 13 in Riga, Latvia.

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