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AGNES VARDA TO STAND ATOP 72nd CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

April 15, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Seventeen days after the death of legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda, the Cannes Film Festival has chosen this image of her as the official poster for its 72nd edition.

All the way up.
As high as she could go.
Perched on the shoulders of an impassive technician.
Clinging to a camera, which seems to absorb her entirely.
A young woman, aged 26, making her first film.

Festival de Cannes, April 15, 2019

The photograph depicts Varda, who died on March 29 at the age of 90, at work on her first film, La Pointe Courte. In unveiling the poster, the festival commented that it “sums up everything about Agnès Varda: her passion, aplomb, and mischievousness. Ingredients of a free artist, forming a recipe she never stopped improving.”