EFA Mourns Agnès Varda

European cinema has lost a great filmmaker and the European Film Academy has lost a dear friend: Agnès Varda


Born in Belgium, Agnès Varda was a unique and important voice in French and European cinema. She won virtually every award there is, among them a Silver Bear in Berlin for HAPPINESS (Le Bonheur, 1965), a Golden Lion in Venice for VAGABOND (Sans toit ni loi, 1985), a European Film Award for THE GLEANERS AND I (Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse, 2000) and a French César for THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS (Les Plages d’Agnès, 2008).
Her work has been honoured with a Carosse d’Or at the Cannes Festival, an honorary César, a Pardo d’onore in Locarno, the EFA Lifetime Achievement Award and an Honorary Oscar. Agnès Varda passed away on Thursday in Paris. We will miss her.

Berlin, 29 March 2019