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2 September 2018: Jacquot de Nantes


Jacquot de Nantes
Agnès Varda
1991 | 118 min | Colour | Digital
French with English subtitles

“Begun while Varda’s husband, Jacques Demy, was ill and completed after his death, Jacquot de Nantes is Varda’s valentine to her husband, a tour through his life and work that is at once joyous and elegiac. Using a combination of recreations based on Demy’s memories, on-screen reminiscences and clips from Demy’s films, Varda traces Demy’s evolution from a movie-loving boy in the coastal town of Nantes through his career as an accomplished director of films like The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Lola. Interspersed throughout the film are intimate close-ups of Demy’s fragile body, tenderly filmed by Varda in one of her most personal and affecting films.” – Harvard Film Archive

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