Benoît Jacquot

  • Benoît Jacquot – Par coeurs AKA By Heart (2022)

    Benoît Jacquot2021-2030DocumentaryFrance
    Par coeurs (2022)
    Par coeurs (2022)

    It’s summertime, 2021. Isabelle Huppert plays Lioubov, Chekhov’s unforgettably heroine in The Cherry Orchard. In a near theatre, Fabrice Luchini recites Nietzsche. Both actors are premiering at Avignon’s Festival. When they leave backstage to stand out on stage, they are completely transformed. As everything seems utterly natural, audience does not imagine what happened before. By following their daily lives during the weeks preceding the premieres, Benoît Jacquot brings a singular perspective of the two actors and shows them like we’ve never seen before.Read More »

  • Benoît Jacquot – Les ailes de la colombe AKA The Wings of the Dove (1981)

    Benoît Jacquot1981-1990DramaFranceRomance
    Les ailes de la colombe (1981)
    Les ailes de la colombe (1981)

    A mature lady approaches a young actor and offers him a great amount of money to get acquainted with her lonely daughter, who suffers of an incurable illness. Eventually a true romance emerges, as mother has secret feelings for the man, while he truly falls in love with the daughter. After the expected death of the daughter, the man leaves in grief rejecting the money, and the mature woman stays in deep loneliness, trying to cope with a double loss.Read More »

  • Benoît Jacquot – La Fille seule AKA A Single Girl (1995)

    1991-2000Benoît JacquotDramaFrance

    Early one morning Valerie has to tell her unemployed boyfriend Remi that she is pregnant. She has decided to keep the child, but they argue whether they should break up or not. That same morning Valerie starts working in room service at a smart hotel. The film follows the routine of Valerie bringing breakfast to the guests, Valerie constantly trying to phone her mother, and Valerie’s relations with the other staff.Read More »

  • Benoît Jacquot – Jacques Lacan: la psychanalyse 1 (1974)

    1971-1980Benoît JacquotDocumentaryFrancePhilosophy on ScreenTV

    Quote:
    In 1973 Benoit Jacquot shot two films on Jacques Lacan, Psychanalyse I and II, broadcast on French television the same year. Les Éditions du Seuil published the text the following year; the English version appeared in 1990 under the imprint of W.W. Norton.Read More »

  • Benoît Jacquot – La fausse suivante aka False Servant (2000)

    1991-2000Benoît JacquotDramaFrance

    Quote:
    A young woman disguises herself as a knight to expose a gold-digging man divided between her and a Countess.

    Jacquot began his career as assistant director of Marguerite Duras (Nathalie Granger, India Song) and as an actor in films directed by Jean-Claude Biette. Then turned to writing and directing with the 1975 film L’Assassin musicien (The Musician Killer) which starred Anna Karina.Read More »

  • Benoît Jacquot – 3 coeurs AKA Three Hearts (2014)

    2011-2020Benoît JacquotDramaFrance

    Quote:
    More than 40 years ago, at the outset of his filmmaking career, Benoit Jacquot worked as an assistant director to the great French novelist and helmer Marguerite Duras, and now, with “Three Hearts,” he has made a film that feels more indebted to her romantic values than anything else in his oeuvre. Here, beneath the surface of a cool, contempo love triangle involving a Parisian man (Benoit Poelvoorde) and a pair of provincial French sisters (played by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroianni), are all the values Duras held dear: love at first sight, spontaneous tears, all-consuming desire and impossible, self-destructive decisions.Read More »

  • Benoît Jacquot – Eva (2018)

    Drama2011-2020Benoît JacquotFranceRomance

    Synopsis:
    The story centers on a young gigolo, Bertrand Valade who steals the manuscript of a dying client. After a year, becomes a playwright and is now living in a decked-out Parisian apartment. The only problem is that his producer, Regis Grant has been waiting impatiently for a new play which the imposter Bertrand is somehow supposed to write. When Bertrand shows up for a rehearsal of his hit play, which is now touring the provinces, he crosses paths with a high-class call girl, Eva who quickly becomes an obsession that will ruin his life.Read More »

  • Benoît Jacquot – Les adieux à la reine AKA Farewell, My Queen (2012)

    2011-2020Benoît JacquotDramaFrance

    Synopsis:
    In July 1789, the French Revolution is rumbling. Far from the turmoil, at the Château de Versailles, King Louis XVI, Queen Marie-Antoinette and their courtiers keep on living their usual carefree lives. But when the news of the storming of the Bastille reaches them, panic sets in and most of the aristocrats and their servants desert the sinking ship, leaving the Royal Family practically alone. Which is not the case of Sidonie Laborde, the Queen’s reader, a young woman, entirely devoted to her mistress; she will not give her up under any circumstances. What Sidonie does not know yet is that these are the last three days she will spend in the company of her beloved Queen…Read More »

  • Benoît Jacquot – À jamais AKA Never Ever (2016)

    2011-2020ArthouseBenoît JacquotDramaFrance

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    Quote:
    A girl who is a body artist fall in love with a director. But the man had a traffic accident and dead. This film express the feeling of love and lose.Read More »

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