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

HOLLYWOOD,  CA – March 4, 2018 - Agnès Varda and JR during the arrivals at the 90th Academy Awar
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.

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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