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Jacques Demy (1931–1990)


Jacques Demy was born on June 5, 1931 in Pontchâteau, Loire-Atlantique, France as Jacques Louis Raymond Marcel Demy. He was a director and writer, known for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) and Une Chambre en Ville (1982). He was married to Agnès Varda. He died on October 27, 1990 in Paris, France. See full bio »

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(age 59) in Paris, France

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(1982)
Lola Director
(1961)

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 1988 Turning Table (collaborator)
 1985 Parking
 1980 Le roman du samedi (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Break of Day (1980)
 1979 Lady Oscar
 1970 Donkey Skin
 1969 Model Shop
 1963 Bay of Angels
 1961 The Seven Deadly Sins (segment "La luxure")
 1961 Lola
 1960 Ars (Documentary short)
 1959 La mère et l'enfant (Short)
 1958 Musée Grévin (Short)
 1958 Le bel indifférent (Short)
 1956 Le sabotier du Val de Loire (Documentary short)
 1951 Les horizons morts (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Jacques

Spouse:

Agnès Varda  (his death)  (1 child)
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After studying art and cinema, Demy worked as assistant for animator Paul Grimault and director Georges Rouquier. He was influenced as a film maker at once by the French New Wave, and by Hollywood. His best films are, consequently, hybrids of both, often concerning relationships between dreams and reality. He is best known for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (... See more »

Trademark:

Often directed musicals or movies involving musical numbers See more »

Nickname:

Jacquot

Star Sign:

Gemini

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