The World of Jacques Demy (1995)
Directed by Agnès Varda
Genres - Film, TV & Radio, History | Sub-Genres - Biography | Run Time - 91 min. | Countries - France | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Noted French filmmaker Demy's wife Agnes Varda helmed this intensely personal tribute to her late husband. It is her third such tribute and is the only one to look deeply into Demy's vision as a director and his filmmaking techniques. To do so, she uses perfectly preserved film clips from each of the director's works and interviews with those who knew and loved him. Those interviewed include actress Catherine Deneuve, actress Anouk Aimee, actor Michel Piccoli, composer Michel Legrand, his own children and others, including female fans whose lives where influenced by his work. Also included are intimate home movies of him during a visit by Francois Truffaut and the late Jim Morrison.