Benoît Jacquot

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Benoît Jacquot
Benoît Jacquot Césars 2013.jpg
Born (1947-02-05) 5 February 1947 (age 67)
Paris, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1975–present

Benoît Jacquot (born 5 February 1947) is a French film director who has had a varied career in European cinema.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Paris, he began his career as assistant director of Marguerite Duras films, including Nathalie Granger, India Song, and also actor in the 1973 short film La Sœur du cadre.

He turned to writing and directing with the 1975 film The Musician Killer, which starred Anna Karina.[1]

Over his career he has directed nearly thirty films, the most notable of which to American audiences are La Désenchantée (1990), starring Judith Godrèche, and A Single Girl (1995), starring Virginie Ledoyen.

In 2003, he directed Massenet's opera Werther conducted by Antonio Pappano at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

His film Farewell, My Queen opened the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012.[2][3]

His upcoming film Three Hearts has been selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NY Times.com: The Musician Killer". nytimes.com. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Marie Antoinette drama to open Berlin Film Festival". BBC. 5 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Benoît Jacquot’s Les Adieux à la reine to Open the 62nd Berlinale". Berlin Film Festival. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced". Deadline. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 

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