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Agnès Varda Is the Oldest Nominee in Oscar History — And She Doesn’t Care

Jan 25, 2018

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Introducing Agnès Varda at the Governors Awards in November, where she received an honorary Oscar for her enormous body of work, Angelina Jolie referred to the 89-year-old director by the nickname that has singularly affixed itself to Varda for the overwhelming majority of her six-decade career: the grandmother of French New Wave. On Tuesday, the feminist trailblazer received an Oscar nomination for best documentary for Faces Places(Visages Villages as it is known in her native language), the doc feature she co-directed with pseudonymous French Street artist JR — “a kind of improvised-feeling public art tour crossed with a buddy road movie” according to Vulture’s Emily Yoshida, chronicling but also exalting everyday people in France’s rural regions.

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