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Jacques Demy

“I’m trying to create a world in my films.”

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    LUST

    Jacques Demy France, 1962

    In 1962, some of the most popular directors of the day participated in an omnibus film exploring the “Seven Deadly Sins.” This contribution by New Wave master Jacques Demy on “lust” is a tart, delightful and gorgeously shot look at temptation in Hieronymus Bosch, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant.

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    LE BEL INDIFFÉRENT

    Jacques Demy France, 1957

    In Le bel indifférent, Jacques Demy’s penchant for primary colors bleeds into a monologue of jealousy and rage. Here an expired romance hangs over a blood-red room like a ghost. Adapted from a one-act Jean Cocteau play, this hard-to-see film is compact in its length yet explosive in its impact.

    LE SABOTIER DU VAL DE LOIRE

    Jacques Demy France, 1956

    Centering the day-to-day of a clog maker, Demy not only elevates the specificity of a dying trade but also ponders on the changing tides of modernity and the inevitability of death. Shot in black and white, the Loire Valley landscape is stark yet evocative, haunted by the lingering specter of WWII.

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    ARS

    Jacques Demy France, 1959

    As a psychogeographic post-mortem, Ars is replete with a profound desire for spiritual submission and understanding. The somber tone diverges from Jacques Demy’s more famous entries yet the wandering camera speaks to the same innate understanding of space, accompanied by feelings of the sublime.

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