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Agnès Varda to Become First Woman Director to Receive Honorary Palme d’Or

Agnès Varda to Become First Woman Director to Receive Honorary Palme d’Or

Agnès Varda will become the first female filmmaker — and only the fourth director period — to receive an honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival

Varda will be feted at this year’s closing ceremony. Cannes 2015 will run from May 13-24. 

Often called "The Mother of the New Wave," Varda will be honored for her body of work, which includes such essential works of cinema as "La Pointe Courte," "Cléo from 5 to 7," "Vagabond" and "The Gleaners and I."

[via Deadline]

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