Farewell to Pioneering Filmmaker, Agnès Varda

Boundary-breaking French filmmaker Agnès Varda has passed away. Radical, feminist, experimental and spirited, her films explored taboo subjects and while they weren’t commercially successful, they remain powerfully influential and rich with wisdom. One of her earlier films, Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962) explores existentialism, narcissism and pain through a decidedly feminine lens—Peter Bradshaw writes, the film “is news that stays news.” He continues, “Her work was not commercial in any generally accepted sense, but her ideas were crucially lucid and available. Audiences young and old loved her… She was a young soul, and a great one.” Read more at The Guardian.