• Jacques Demy at the American Film Institute

    In this excerpted audio recording from 1971, director Jacques Demy answers questions about his filmmaking and storytelling methods from students at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

  • Jacques Demy at the Midnight Sun Film Festival

    In the following Q&A session from the 1987 Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, Finland, director Jacques Demy sits down with moderator Peter von Bagh.

  • Jacques Demy, A to Z

    This visual essay about all things Jacques Demy was created by film scholar James Quandt in 2014.

  • “Cinépanorama”: Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand

    Director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand are interviewed about THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG in this 1964 episode of the French television program “Cinépanorama.”

  • “Cinéma”: Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand

    In this interview from a 1966 episode of the French television program “Cinéma,” director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand talk about their process for creating the music for THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT.

  • The Essential Jacques Demy

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    French director Jacques Demy didn’t just make movies—he created an entire cinematic world. Demy launched his glorious feature filmmaking career in the sixties, a decade of astonishing invention in his national cinema. He stood out from the crowd of his fellow New Wavers, however, by filtering his...

  • The World of Jacques Demy
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    The World of Jacques Demy

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    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1995 • France, Belgium, Spain

    Hollywood has had its fair share of power couples; husband and wife duos that have each enjoyed illustrious careers in the film industry. In France, one of the most noteworthy marital unions occurred when Jacques Demy and Agnès Varda tied...

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  • The World of Jacques Demy

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    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1995 • France, Belgium, Spain

    Hollywood has had its fair share of power couples; husband and wife duos that have each enjoyed illustrious careers in the film industry. In France, one of the most noteworthy marital unions occurred when Jacques Demy and Agnès Varda tied t...

  • L’Amour Kung Fu

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    Jacques Demy’s candy-colored, enchantingly romantic musical THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG may not seem like an obvious pairing with a fast-and-furious swordplay spectacular filled with glinting blades and bloody vengeance. Nevertheless, LAST HURRAH FOR CHIVALRY’s director, John Woo, counts the swoon...

  • “Pour le cinéma”: On the Set of DONKEY SKIN, 1970

    Director Jacques Demy and actors Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, and Jacques Perrin are interviewed on the set of DONKEY SKIN in this segment from a 1970 episode of the French television program “Pour le cinéma.”

  • Les horizons morts
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    Les horizons morts

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    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1951 • France

    Jacques Demy makes a rare on-screen appearance as the star of LES HORIZONS MORTS (“The Dead Horizons”), his debut dramatic short from 1951, about a young man suffering from a broken heart.

  • La luxure
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    La luxure

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    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1962 • France

    Jacques Demy based this 1962 short, made for the omnibus feature THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, on his memories of growing up in Nantes.

  • Ars
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    Ars

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    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1959 • France

    The following 1959 short by Jacques Demy tells the story of Jean-Marie Baptiste Vianney, the strict and pious pastor of the village of Ars.

  • Le sabotier du Val de Loire
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    Le sabotier du Val de Loire

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    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1956 • France

    This 1956 short film by Jacques Demy documents a week in the life of a clog maker in the Loire Valley.

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
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    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1964 • France
    Starring Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo

    The angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a h...

  • A Slightly Pregnant Man
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    A Slightly Pregnant Man

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    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1973 • France

    In this surreal comedy from Jacques Demy, Marcello Mastroianni plays a driving school instructor who, complaining of strange discomforts, learns he is four months pregnant. A frenzy of complications, scrutiny and celebrity ensues.

  • Lola
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    Lola

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    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1961 • France, Italy
    Starring Anouk Aimée, Marc Michel

    Jacques Demy’s crystalline debut gave birth to the fictional universe in which so many of his characters would live, play, and love. It’s among his most profoundly felt films, a tale of crisscrossing lives in Nante...

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1967 • France
    Starring Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac

    Jacques Demy followed up THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG with another musical about missed connections and second chances, this one a more effervescent confection. Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and...

  • Donkey Skin
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    Donkey Skin

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    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1970 • France
    Starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Delphine Seyrig

    In this lovingly crafted, wildly eccentric adaptation of a classic French fairy tale, Jacques Demy casts Catherine Deneuve as a princess who must go into hiding as a scullery maid in order to fend o...