ANGELINA JOLIE, JANE BIRKIN, ISABELLE HUPPERT, AND OTHERS, WRITE LOVE LETTERS TO AGNÈS VARDA By Interview
Published September 6, 2018
Angelina Jolie, Actress and director
When I think of Agnès, I think of us sitting barefoot on the floor after a screening of one of her films, talking about life and laughing. How do I do her justice? She is a woman in full, who combines grace and intellect with an irresistible sense of fun and lightness of spirit. She has learned to find joy in life and she transmits that to everyone around her. She’s not interested in conforming to anyone else’s idea of what a woman or an artist should be, and her independence of mind is part of what makes her so distinctive. I think her impact will continue to grow with time. People often speak of how she broke new ground for women filmmakers—and she has—but to discuss it that way is to limit her contribution. She broke new ground as an artist, period.