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 Jacques Demy

Jacques Demy

Birth
Pontchateau, Departement de la Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France
Death 27 Oct 1990 (aged 59)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 9.
Memorial ID 4929 · View Source
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Film Director. Born in Pontchâteau, Loire-Atlantique, France. He studied art and cinema, Jacques worked as assistant for animator Paul Grimault and director Georges Rouquier. He was influenced as a film maker by the French New Wave, and by Hollywood. Jacques was the husband of fellow director Agnès Varda, whose Jacquot de Nantes, a film version of his autobiographical notebooks, is a loving account of his childhood and his lifelong love of theatre and cinema. Jacques himself appears in the film in the opening and closing sequences, and at several points throughout. He and Agnès had two children. Jacques enjoyed directing musicals or movies involving musical numbers. His best films are often relationships between dreams and reality. He is best known for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967). He died of AIDS at the age of 59.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4929
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacques Demy (5 Jun 1931–27 Oct 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4929, citing Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .