Monday, May 30, 2011

On May 30

On this day in ...
... 1928, a daughter, Arlette, was born in Brussels, Belgium, to a mother who was French and a father whose family, of Greek ethnicity, had fled what then was called Asia Minor. She studied art in Paris and became a photographer, but by 1954 she had made a feature film -- the 1st in the illustrious career of filmmaker known as Agnès Varda (above left). (photo credit) Her work frequently comments on feminist concerns and other social issues. Her top 10 films include Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962) and Sans Toit Ni Loi (1985), known to English speakers as Vagabond. She is a Professor of Film and Documentaries at the European Graduate School in Switzerland.

(Prior May 30 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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