Agnes Varda

Agnes Varda
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Agnès Varda is a photographer, film director and a Paris-based key figure in modern film history and one of the world's leading filmmakers. Agnès Varda is a Professor of Film and Documentaries at the European Graduate School (EGS). She was born on May 30th, 1928 in Ixelles, Belgium, with the slightly different name of Arlette Varda. Her father is Greek and her mother is of French origins. She escaped from Belgium in 1940 to go live in Sète, France with her family where she grew up during her teenager years. Agnès Varda studied at the École du Louvre with a focus on art history and photography at the École des Beaux-Arts. She then went on to work at the Théâtre National Populaire in Paris as a photographer, which is directed by the famous French actor and filmmaker Jean Villar.

Selection courtesy of The European Graduate School.