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08 September 2017 à 14:56

Agnès Varda honored around the world

The French filmmaker, who is revered as a living monument by cinephiles around the world, will soon be presented with two honorary awards, first at the upcoming San Sebastian International Film Festival, then in Los Angeles, where she will receive a Governor's Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

2017 has proved to be an eventful year for Agnès Varda. Following the presentation at Cannes of her film Visages, villages (Faces, Places), which she co-directed with JR, and the film's successful release in France (220,000 admissions registered to date) and acquisition in more than ten countries, the filmmaker is set to receive two awards in honor of her outstanding career in the movie industry.

Just back in France from the prestigious and highly-publicized Telluride Film Festival, where she presented Visages, villages, as well as a screening of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Ms. Varda will be in attendance at the San Sebastian International Film Festival late September to receive one of the three Donostia Awards to be presented this year.

On November 12, she will head over to Los Angeles to attend a ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), where she will receive a Governor's Award, along with the actor Donald Sutherland, the filmmaker Charles Burnett, and the cinematographer Owen Roizman.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 11 September 2017 à 14:56 CEST

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