DGA Statement on the Passing of Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda Interview

March 29, 2019

Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America President Thomas Schlamme made the following statement upon learning of the passing of Agnès Varda:

“The DGA mourns the loss of iconic director Agnès Varda, a leading influence in the French New Wave. Her innovative approach to filmmaking has inspired directors the world over. Agnès famously said ‘In my films, I always wanted to make people see deeply. I don’t want to show things, but to give people the desire to see.’ We thank her for lighting that desire, and for six decades of cinematic inspiration.”

DGA History and Awards

For her directorial achievements Varda was nominated for the DGA’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Award for The Beaches of Agnès in 2009.

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