Agnés Varda

Agnès Varda was born in Ixelles, Belgium in 1928. In 1948, Agnès made the move from photography to cinema, without any formal training. She founded Ciné-Tamaris to produce and direct her first feature. La Pointe Courte, which has earned her the title “Grandmother of the French New Wave.” She has since directed short films and features, both fiction and documentaries. In 2003, she began her third career as a visual artist at the Venice Biennale.