Jacquot de Nantes
A cinematic love letter from celebrated French auteur Agnès Varda to her husband, the great The Umbrellas of Cherbourg director Jacques Demy.
"With great affection and detail, Varda crafts a docudrama retelling of Demy’s childhood, focusing on his successive creative interests (from puppet shows to theatre to, finally, cinema) and pointing out episodes that would serve as sources of inspiration for his future films; interspersed throughout these biographical recreations is the present-day Demy himself, whether providing narration for onscreen events or simply being filmed by Varda in adoring close-up. With Varda putting her inimitable cinematic personality (her focus on the everyday, her energy and easy charm) selflessly in the service of her partner, Jacquot is a film of an artist and her muse." (Toronto International Film Festival)