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AGNÈS VARDA Director & ScreenwriterAgnès Varda was born Arlette Varda in Brussels, Belgium, to a Greek father and French mother. Her father's family were Greek refugees from Asia Minor.
Varda studied Art History at the Ecole du Louvre before getting a job as the official photo-
grapher for the Théâtre National Populaire in Paris. She liked photography but was interested in moving into film.
After spending a few days filming the small French fishing town of La Pointe Courte for a terminally ill friend who could no longer visit on his own, Varda decided to shoot a feature film of her own. Thus in 1954, Varda's first film, La Pointe Courte, about an unhappy couple working through their relationship in a small fishing town, was released. The film is a stylistic precursor to the French New Wave.
Despite similarities to the French New Wave, films by Varda belonged more precisely to the complementary Rive Gauche (Left Bank Cinema) movement, along with Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, Marguerite Duras, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Jean Cayrol and Henri Colpi. The group was strongly tied to the nouveau roman movement in literature and politically was positioned in the Left. Like the French New Wave, its members would often collaborate with each other.
2003 - LE LION VOLATIL
2002 - THE GLEANERS AND I: TWO YEARS LATER
2000 - THE GLEANERS & IDVD
1994 - A HUNDRED AND ONE NIGHTS
1991 - JACQUOTDVD
1987 - LE PETIT AMOUR
1986 - JANE B. BY AGNÈS V.
1985 - VAGABONDDVD
1977 - ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN'TDVD
1969 - LIONS LOVE
1965 - LE BONHEUR ('Happiness')DVD
1962 - CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7DVD
1956 - LA POINTE COURTEDVD