Miranda July, Greta Gerwig, and 15 Women Filmmakers on What Agnès Varda Meant to Them

Miranda July, Greta Gerwig, and 15 Women Filmmakers on What Agnès Varda Meant to Them
The film world lost a legend last week when Agnès Varda passed away at 90. The heartfelt outpouring of tributes from filmmakers, actors, and critics around the world says a lot about the legacy of the French New Wave icon who inspired so many. But she was most influential to a new generation of women filmmakers, a role she relished.

Varda’s influence is all over the work of Greta Gerwig, Miranda July, Lena Dunham, Kelly Reichardt and Crystal Moselle. Varda herself often expressed admiration for many of these directors when asked about new talent.

Here are just a few of the lessons the godmother of the French New Wave imparted to the next generation of women filmmakers, in their words.

The inspiration to make their first film.

Miranda July (“Me and You and Everyone We Know”): “‘Kung Fu Master’ (‘Le Petit Amour’) was the movie that propelled me to
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