Agnès Varda Tributes: Martin Scorsese, Ava DuVernay, Cannes, Madonna & More React To Passing Of Cinema “Legend”

Deadline | 3/29/2019 | Andreas Wiseman
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Tributes are pouring in for Oscar-winning filmmaker and French cultural icon Agnès Varda, who has died aged 90.

In a statement sent to Deadline, Martin Scorsese said, “I seriously doubt that Agnès Varda ever followed in anyone else’s footsteps, in any corner of her life or her art … which were one in the same. She charted and walked her own path each step of the way, she and her camera. Every single one of her remarkable handmade pictures, so beautifully balanced between documentary and fiction, is like no one else’s — every image, every cut … What a body of work she left behind: movies big and small, playful and tough, generous and solitary, lyrical and unflinching … and alive.

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“I saw her for the last time a couple of months ago. She knew that she didn’t have much longer, and she made every second count: she didn’t want to miss a thing. I feel so lucky to have known her. And to all young filmmakers: you need to watch Agnès Varda’s pictures,” the Oscar-winner added.

The Academy quoted the filmmaker on Twitter, “I feel that between weight and lightness, I choose lightness. And I feel I’m dancing, the dance of cinema.” Accepting an honorary Oscar in 2017, Agnès Varda brought warmth to the room & proceeded to dance onstage. Thank you for your vision, Agnès. We know you’re still dancing.”

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