Monday, February 3

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Jacquot de Nantes

1991 • dir Agnès Varda w/Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier, Brigitte De Villepoix, Daniel Dublet • 118 min • DCP

One of Varda’s most moving films, JACQUOT DE NANTES is both a traditional biopic – as it warmly sketches the early life of the French filmmaker Jacques Demy and his devotion for cinema – and a eulogy for her recently departed husband of over 30 years. Originally, Demy wanted this to be the last film he directed but became too ill – Varda stepped in and finished the film while he was dying. It debuted at the Cannes film festival just 7 months after his death.

Staff Pick! Kim, Dave

“The film begins and ends with Demy on the beach, looking out at the sea, and then with closeups of the grains of sand that run out through his fingers. It is not a sad film, however. It is a film about a boy lucky enough to discover how he wanted to spend his life, and to spend it that way.”
– Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com

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