Jacquot de Nantes

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Jacquot de Nantes
Directed by Agnès Varda
Written byAgnès Varda
Jacques Demy
Starring Philippe Maron
Cinematography Patrick Blossier
Edited byMarie-Josée Audiard
Music by Joanna Bruzdowicz
Release date
  • 6 September 1991 (1991-09-06)
Running time
118 minutes

Jacquot de Nantes is a 1991 French drama film directed by Agnès Varda. It was screened out of competition at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival. [1]


The film is a portrait of the making of an artist; recreating the early life of Varda's husband, Jacques Demy, in Occupied France and his interest in the various crafts associated with film making, such as casting, set design, animation and lighting. The fictional sections set in wartime Nantes are matched with brief documentary interludes involving the dying Demy.


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  1. "Festival de Cannes: Jacquot de Nantes". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 12 August 2009.