Cannes pays tribute to director, who died of cancer two weeks ago - that's why Agnes Varda is featured on this year's poster - Blikk.hu

Cannes pays tribute to director, who died of cancer two weeks ago - that's why Agnes Varda is featured on this year's poster - Blikk.hu

Agnes Varda, one of the major filmmakers of the French New Wave who died two weeks ago at the age of 90, is still featured on the official poster of the 72nd Cannes Festival.

"Agnes in full light. High up. In balance. Standing on the back of a phlegm technician. Clinging to the camera, which almost sucks. Shoots the first movie of a 26-year-old woman," reads the original black-and-white photo with a sunset-like orange background .

The video was shot during the shooting of Agnes Varda's first feature film, Dialogue, in a fishing village near the small town of Sete in southern France.

"Natural scenery, light camera, ridiculous material backdrop. Agnes Varda, a photographer of the Parisian People's Theater with legendary actor-director Jean Vilar (presented in a cinema in Cannes in 1955), laid the foundations for a new film, of which she later became the only female director, "the festival announcement recalled. & nbsp;

Agnes Varda has filmed more than 50 films, often mixing fiction and documentary genres. Her rich oeuvre includes films such as Cléo 5 through 7, Neither Lid nor Law, for which she won the Golden Lion Award in Venice in 1985, and the 1991 documentary Jacquot of Nantes, in which directed by Jacques Demy, and last year's Oscar nominee, Edges, Edges. & nbsp;

A total of 13 films have been selected for the official program of the Cannes Festival, a member of the jury in 2005, the jury chairman of the Golden Camera for Best First Film in 2013, and a Gold Palm Life Award in 2015. & nbsp;

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival kicks off on May 14th with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die zombie film on the French Riviera. The festival runs until May 25, with Alejandro González Inárritu, a five-time Mexican film director, chairing the jury of the official competition program. The official race program will be announced on April 18th.