Jacques Demy

Why contemporary filmmakers can’t stop copying Jacques Demy

By Oisín McGilloway

From La La Land to Past Lives, filmmakers are still drawing inspiration from the vivid emotional worlds of Jacques Demy. What is it about his films that continues to inspire directors?

On Location: Scenes from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

By Adam Scovell

A walking tour of the French port town evokes a sense of wonder befitting Jacques Demy’s romantic musical.

How Jacques Demy reimagined the Hollywood musical

By Adam Scovell

With The Young Girls of Rochefort, the French director created something wondrously original.

Up With People: In Remembrance of Agnès Varda

By David Jenkins

The beloved French filmmaker, who has passed away aged 90, leaves behind a peerless body of work.

Is La La Land an homage to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg?

By Stephen Puddicombe

Director Damien Chazelle has admitted this ’60s classic is a key influence on his forthcoming musical.

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