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Jacquot de Nantes | Films on the Green

Directed by Agnès Varda, 1991, PG, 1h58, France, mk2
With Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier,

Once upon a time, an eight-year old boy lived a happy childhood with his parents, Marilou and Raymond, and his little brother, Yvon. It is 1939, in Nantes, and his name is Jacquot. He spends his days in his father’s car garage where everyone likes to sing. On weekends, the family goes to the movies. While Jacquot is raised to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a mechanic, he buys a camera and begins to make short films with puppets and music. An early lesson of family loyalty and artistic passion is presented to Jacquot in this biopic that is based off Jacques Demy’s childhood.

Directed by Alice Guy-Blaché, 1913, 14 min, USA

#FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public

Presented in partnership with the French Embassy in the US as part of their “Films on the Green” series.