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]


As filmmaker[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
1974 Psychanalyse Yes Yes Documentary film (TV)
1976 The Musician Killer Yes Yes
1977 Closet Children Yes Yes
1979 Return to the Beloved Yes
1981 The Wings of the Dove Yes Yes
1982 Une villa aux environs de New York Yes Telefilm
Nominated—1982 Cannes Film Festival - Prix Un certain regard
1986 Corps et Biens Yes Yes
1987 Buisson ardent Yes
1988 The Beggars Yes Yes
1988 The Beast of the Jungle Yes Telefilm
1988 Elvire Jouvet 40 Yes Telefilm
1988 Le Voyage au bout de la nuit Yes Medium-length film (also as cinematographer)
1989 Alfred Deller: portrait d'une voix Yes Telefilm
1990 La Désenchantée Yes Yes
1990 Dans la solitude des champs de coton Yes Telefilm
1993 Cuentos de Borges Yes Yes TV series
1993 The Death of the Young English Aviator Yes Short documentary (also as editor)
1993 Écrire Yes Short documentary
1994 3000 scénarios contre un virus Yes Omnibus film
1995 La Place Royale Yes Telefilm
1995 A Single Girl Yes Yes
1995 La Vie de Marianne Yes Yes Telefilm
1996 Un siècle d'écrivains Yes Yes Documentary series (episode: "J. D. Salinger")
1997 Seventh Heaven Yes Yes Nominated—54th Venice International Film Festival - Golden Lion
1998 The School of Flesh Yes Nominated—1998 Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
1998 Par cœur Yes Documentary film
1999 No Scandal Yes Yes Nominated—56th Venice International Film Festival - Golden Lion
2000 False Servant Yes
2000 Sade Yes
2001 Tosca Yes
2002 Adolphe Yes Yes
2004 Princesse Marie Yes Telefilm
2004 Right Now Yes Yes Nominated—2004 Cannes Film Festival - Prix Un certain regard
2006 The Untouchable Yes Yes Nominated—63rd Venice International Film Festival - Golden Lion
2007 Gaspard le bandit Yes Telefilm
2009 Villa Amalia Yes Yes
2009 Atelier jardin Yes Yes Short film
2010 Werther Yes Telefilm
2010 The Counterfeiters Yes Yes Telefilm
2010 Deep in the Woods Yes Yes
2012 Farewell, My Queen Yes Yes Louis Delluc Prize for Best Film
Nominated—62nd Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bear
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—César Award for Best Adaptation
Nominated—Globes de Cristal Award for Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded Yes Short film
2014 Three Hearts Yes Yes Nominated—Louis Delluc Prize for Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Director
Nominated—71st Venice International Film Festival - Golden Lion
2015 Diary of a Chambermaid Yes Yes Nominated—65th Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bear
2016 Bain de minuit Yes
TBA Son Corps Yes Yes

As actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1973 La Sœur du cadre Short film
1975 India Song Voice
1997 Le Théâtre des matières The writer
1979 Le Navire Night Voice
1979 Short Memory Monsieur Mann's secretary
2012 Bad Girl The director
2012 Looking for Hortense Kevadian
2012 Jeanne Short film
2013 Chinese Puzzle Monsieur Rousseau

Other awards[edit]


  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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