Jacques Demy

Director · Writer · Actor
IVA Star Rating : 53
Jacques Demy was a French director, lyricist, and screenwriter. He appeared in the wake of the French New Wave alongside contemporaries like Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. Demy's films are celebrated for their visual style. Demy's style drew upon diverse sources such as classic Hollywood musicals, the documentary realism of his New Wave... read more

Jacques Demy was a French director, lyricist, and screenwriter. He appeared in the wake of the French New Wave alongside contemporaries like Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. Demy's films are celebrated for their visual style. Demy's style drew upon diverse sources such as classic Hollywood musicals, the documentary realism of his New Wave colleagues, fairy tales, jazz, Japanese manga, and the opera. His films contain overlapping continuity, lush musical scores and motifs like teenage love, labor rights, incest, and the intersection between dreams and reality. He is best known for the two musicals he directed in the mid-1960s: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967).

Born

Friday, 05 June 1931

Died

Saturday, 27 October 1990

Actor Filmography

Deneuve, la reine Catherine Self 2022
Great Directors Self 2009
The Beaches of Agnès Self 2008
The World of Jacques Demy Self / Self (archive footage) 1995
The Young Girls Turn 25 Self / Self (archive footage) 1993
Jacquot de Nantes Jacques Demy / Himself 1991
P.O.V. Self 1988
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Le serveur / Le client égaré / Le serveur (singing voice) 1964
Paris Belongs to Us L'ami de la femme attachée 1961
The 400 Blows Policeman 1959
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Deneuve, la reine Catherine Self 2022
Great Directors Self 2009
The Beaches of Agnès Self 2008
The World of Jacques Demy Self / Self (archive footage) 1995
The Young Girls Turn 25 Self / Self (archive footage) 1993
Jacquot de Nantes Jacques Demy / Himself 1991
P.O.V. Self 1988
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Le serveur / Le client égaré / Le serveur (singing voice) 1964
Paris Belongs to Us L'ami de la femme attachée 1961
The 400 Blows Policeman 1959
Ars Le narrateur 1959
Le bel indifférent (voice) 1957
Les horizons morts Young man 1951

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

Model Shop 1969
1969 Oscar Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation) Nominated
1966 Oscar Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1966 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Nominated
1966 Oscar Best Music, Score - Substantially Original Nominated
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