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The late Agnès Varda saluted by peers for her inventiveness and childlike spirit

The late Agnès Varda saluted by peers for her inventiveness and childlike spirit
Agnès Varda arrives at the 90th Academy Awards on March 4, 2018. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

French director Agnès Varda, whose landmark films include “Cléo From 5 to 7” (1962) and “Vagabond” (1985), was saluted by her peers on Friday following her death at age 90.

She was a founding spirit of the French New Wave and a visionary creator, and filmmakers, film organizations and other creatives across the globe paid tribute to Varda’s childlike spirit, inventiveness, feminist activism and love of dancing.

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A few even gave a nod to the unforgettable cardboard cutout she sent as her proxy to the 2018 Academy Award nominees luncheon, where she was being honored for her Oscar-nominated documentary “Faces Places.”

Here’s what her fans and peers had to say about the honorary Oscar winner:

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