alr

Jacques Demy Early Shorts

Screening on Film

This program brings together four short projects from the early years of Demy’s filmmaking career.

PROGRAM

  • Le sabotier du Val de Loire

    Directed by Jacques Demy.
    France, 1955, 35mm, color, 23 min.
    French with English subtitles.

Le sabotier du Val de Loire is the documentary portrait of an aging cobbler and his wife.

  • Le bel indifférent

    Directed by Jacques Demy.
    With Jeanne Allard, Angela Bellini, Jacques Demy.
    France, 1957, 35mm, color, 23 min.
    French with English subtitles.

Demy’s first adaptation of Cocteau is a short play about a woman driven to desperation by the nonchalance of her lover.

  • Ars

    Directed by Jacques Demy.
    France, 1959, 35mm, black & white, 17 min.
    French with English subtitles.

Ars is the most direct expression of Demy’s fascination with the mysteries of faith (and therefore with the films of Robert Bresson) in the form of a biographical sketch of 19th-century priest Jean Vianney.

  • Lust (La Luxure)

    Directed by Jacques Demy.
    With Micheline Presle, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Laurent Terzieff.
    France, 1961, 35mm, black & white, 14 min.
    French with English subtitles.

Lust is Demy’s contribution to the French omnibus film The Seven Deadly Sins; despite the episode’s suggestive title, Demy approaches his subject playfully, imagining a conversation between two fictional artists about a childhood confusion between luxure (French for the sin of lust) and luxe (luxury).

Part of program

Read more

Once Upon a Song... Jacques Demy

Current and upcoming programs