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RIP Agnes Varda

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:14 pm
by Rutabaga
The marvellous Agnes Varda has died aged 90. When she was awarded her honorary Oscar she couldn't be bothered to go along, and sent a cardboard cut-out of herself instead.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/shortc ... film-maker

Re: RIP Agnes Varda

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:27 pm
by Joan
Thanks.

I read the article, and I think it needs to be pointed out, at 89 she wasn't given an honorary Oscar, she was nominated for a documentary she had just made.

Hells bells!

Edit: ah! Nominated for a competitive award and the recipient of an honorary one at the same ceremony. Hence the need for so many cutouts

Re: RIP Agnes Varda

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:44 pm
by Rutabaga
You are right, I do beg her pardon! I don't know where I got that from. Plus it wasn't just one cardboard cut-out, it was several.

Gratuitous link with the Food Distribution thread - I saw her film "The Gleaners and I" recently at a fund-raising event, and it was brilliant and timely, even though it was made years ago.

Re: RIP Agnes Varda

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:46 pm
by Joan
Doh! I was just editing my post when you wrote yours. Turns out we are both right.

Re: RIP Agnes Varda

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:48 pm
by Rutabaga
Vraiment? Ha ha!

Re: RIP Agnes Varda

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:49 pm
by Dunckel
I came to know her through her colaborations with the French artist JR. I admit I know little of her films but I admire her recent work as political satarist, artist and general source of fun for those around her.
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Re: RIP Agnes Varda

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:40 pm
by Rutabaga
I was looking at these photos, thinking how much I liked that lately she was just letting her hair grow out to its natural white; how striking it looks. Then I realised that, by the timelines given, she must have kept tinting the red bits and I wondered how it was done so neatly, while also liking the overall effect even more for it.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/galler ... n-pictures

Re: RIP Agnes Varda

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:46 pm
by Rutabaga
I've just realised - it must be a wig. I like it even more now :-)

Re: RIP Agnes Varda

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:24 pm
by Rocky
Rutabaga wrote:
1 year ago
I've just realised - it must be a wig. I like it even more now :-)
Same here. She looked a fun person. Just wish I’d known more about her work.

Re: RIP Agnes Varda

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:29 pm
by Dunckel