Jean-Pol Fargeau

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Jean-Pol Fargeau is a French screenwriter and frequent collaborator of director Claire Denis. With Denis, he co-wrote Chocolat (1988),[1] Beau Travail (1999), and 35 Shots of Rum (2008)[2] and Bastards (2013)[3] among others. As of 2015, Fargeau and Denis are writing their first English-language film with novelist Zadie Smith and Smith's husband, novelist and poet Nick Laird; the film is a science-fiction piece set in space.[4]

Fargeau has also collaborated with fashion designer Agnès B. to write the 2014 film My Name is Hmmm.[5]


  1. ^ Anderson, Melissa (15 September 2015). "The Sensationalist: Claire Denis's 'Chocolat' Returns, Still Sensual and Illuminating". Village Voice. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Kehr, Dave. "Review: 35 Shots of Rum | Claire Denis". Film Comment (September/October 2009). Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Upton, David (May 5, 2014). "'Bastards' Makes Despair Bleed from the Walls". PopMatters. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Bartyzel, Monika (June 29, 2015). "Claire Denis And Zadie Smith Head To Space". Forbes. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (16 October 2014). "My Name Is Hmmm (Je m'appelle Hmmm) review – fundamentally misjudged". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 April 2017.