​R.I.P. Agnes Varda

The influential French filmmaker was 90
​R.I.P. Agnes Varda
Influential French filmmaker Agnes Varda has died at the age of 90.
 
Her family said she died at home in Paris on Thursday (March 28) due to complications from cancer.
 
Varda was born in Ixelles, Belgium, in 1928, and grew up to study photography and art history in university.
 
In 1955, she made her first film, La Pointe Courte, which is widely regarded to be the first film of French new wave cinema, though the name of the movement had not yet been coined.
 
Amongst her most famous films are Cléo from 5 to 7, Vagabond, Jacquot de Nantes, The Gleaners and I, and Faces Places — the latter earning her an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature and making her the oldest person to be nominated for a competitive Oscar.
 
Throughout her career, Varda received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Film Academy, an honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes and the Academy Honorary Award. In 2017, she was promoted to Grand officier de la Légion d'honneur in France.
 
Below, see some of the outpouring of memories and messages for the late filmmaker from social media.