Agnès Varda Honored in Official Poster for Cannes Film Festival


Cannes Film Festival released their official festival poster Monday morning through a press release.

The 72nd festival is highlighted by the creativity and pursuit of one Agnès Varda. The pioneer of French New Wave passed away in late March but cinema will never forget her for what she contributed to the art form, the industry and our hearts. The vibrant orange poster features Agnès Varda as she films her first feature debut “La Point Courte (1955).”

From the Cannes press release:

As she liked to point out, Agnès Varda is not a woman filmmaker. Agnès Varda is a filmmaker. She often attended the Festival de Cannes to present her films: 13 times in the Official Selection. She was also a jury member in 2005 as well as President of the Caméra d’or Jury in 2013. When shhe received the Honorary Palme d’or, in 2015, she evoked “resilience and endurance, more than honour,” and dedicated it “to all the brave and inventive filmmakers, those who create original cinema, whether it’s fiction or documentary, who are not in the limelight, but who carry on.”

Avante-garde but popular, intimate yet universal, her films have led the way. And so, perched high on this pyramid surveying the beach at Cannes, young and eternal, Agnès Varda will be the inspirational guiding light of this 72nd edition of the Festival!

Varda’s most beloved films include “Cleo from 5 to 7,” “Vagabond,” “Le Bonheur” and 2017’s “Faces Places,” for which she sent a cardboard cut out of herself to that year’s Oscar nominee’s luncheon. She’s still shining as bright as ever as the Cannes epitome of cinema magic.

Cannes Film Festival takes place May 14-25. The lineup is set to be revealed Thursday. Check out the poster below!

© La Pointe courte © 1994 Agnès Varda and her children – Montage & design: Flore Maquin

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