Filmmaker Agnès Varda to receive honorary Oscar

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“I’m old so they don’t know what to do with me,” she says with a smile.
On Saturday, Varda will receive one of the highest of such awards: an honorary Oscar, to be handed out at the annual Governor Awards, an untelevised dinner gala in Los Angeles. But the award doesn’t much impress Varda, a still-working titan of European cinema and the sole female filmmaker who was part of the historic New Wave in France.