Gleaning Truths: Agnès Varda

Jacquot de Nantes PG (S)

Jacquot de Nantes

This was to be the first of Varda's three films which celebrated her late husband, French filmmaker Jacques Demy, and told the story of a child and his obsession of pursuing his dream to become a filmmaker: buying his first camera, shooting his first amateur film, and embarking on a career...

With her signature style of mixing fiction with documentary, Varda beautifully reconstructs Demy’s adolescence and his love of theatre and cinema, using his memoirs as reference. Initiated during Demy’s last year of life and released after his death, Jacquot de Nantes is a touching portrait of a talented filmmaker-in-the-making.