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Jacques Demy
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Born (1931-06-05)5 June 1931
Died 27 October 1990(1990-10-27) (aged 59)
Paris, France
Resting place Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1955–1988
Movement French New Wave
Agnès Varda (m. 1962)
Children Rosalie Varda (step-daughter)
Mathieu Demy

Jacques Demy ( 5 June 1931 – 27 October 1990) was a French director, lyricist, and screenwriter. He appeared in the wake of the French New Wave alongside contemporaries like Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. Demy's films are celebrated for their visual style. Demy's style drew upon diverse sources such as classic Hollywood musicals, the documentary realism of his French New Wave colleagues, fairy tales, jazz, Japanese manga, and the opera. His films contain overlapping continuity (i.e., characters cross over from film to film), lush musical scores (typically composed by Michel Legrand) and motifs like teenage love, labor rights and the intersection between dreams and reality. He is best known for the two musicals he directed in the mid-1960s: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967).

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