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Benoît Jacquot

Benoît Jacquot
Born (1947-02-05) 5 February 1947 (age 67)
Paris, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1975-present

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


Born in Paris, he 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]

Over his career he has directed nearly thirty 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 upcoming film Farewell, My Queen opened the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012.[2][3]




  • Marie Bonaparte (2004)
  • Gaspard le bandit (2006)


External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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