Famous French film director dies

# 16:55
29 March 2019

Legendary French film director Agnes Varda has died at the age of 90, ONA reports citing Russian media.

She died on Thursday as a result of complications from cancer.

Varda was one of the key figures in the French New Wave in the 1960s, making films like Cleo from 5 to 7, Le Bonheur and The Creatures.

She continued making acclaimed films throughout her career. Vagabond from 1985, 1988's Kung-Fu Master, 1995's One Hundred and One Nights and the autobiographical The Beaches of Agnes from 2008 were all hits on the festival circuit.

She was the first female director to be awarded an honorary Oscar in 2017, and became the oldest ever nominee for a competitive Oscar last year.