Listen up! Armed with a fiercely experimental spirit, a whimsically subversive attitude and plenty of passionate compassion to boot (plus, a really cool head of hair), Agnès Varda may be the grand dame of the French New Wave (a film movement that also counts luminaries like Jean-Luc Godard and Eric Rohmer among its ranks), but she’s hardly slowed down with age. Much to the delight of fans new and old alike, her recent receipt of an honorary Oscar has put her squarely back in the spotlight. Open up your eyes, and more importantly, your ears, for a whirlwind supercut tour through Varda’s diverse and captivating oeuvre.

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