Benoît Jacquot

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Benoît Jacquot
Benoît Jacquot Césars 2013.jpg
Jacquot in 2013
Born (1947-02-05) 5 February 1947 (age 68)
Paris, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1975–present

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

Life and career[edit]

Born in Paris, Jacquot 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]

He has directed over forty 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 2014 film Three Hearts competed for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[4]





  1. ^ "NY The Musician Killer". 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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