Cannes Film Fest 2019: Official Poster Pays Tribute to Agnes Varda

The 2019 Cannes Film Fest, which runs May 14 to 25, is paying tribute to legendary New Wave director Agnès Varda with its official poster.

Varda died last month–she was 90.

Unveiled today, the poster depicts the filmmaker, then in her mid-20s, shooting her first feature, “La Pointe Courte,” back in 1955, when she was 27.

One of Varda’s best known films, Cléo from 5 to 7, which premiered in competition at the 1962 Cannes Fest; it featured a cameo from “Breathless” director Jean-Luc Godard.

A regular presence at Cannes, Varda has enjoyed a long relationship with the festival.  Three of her documentaries premiered there: “Jacquot de Nantes” (about her late husband, the noted director Jacques Demy), “The Gleaners and I,” and, most recently, “Faces Places.”

She had also served on the grand jury of the 2005 edition, in which Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s film won their second Palme d’Or for “L’Enfant” (“The Child”).

In 2015, Varda was awarded a well deserved honorary Palme d’Or by the festival.