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The CityArts Interview: Mathieu Demy

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Film, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

CA-Interview mathieu.demy Americano Out of Paris The son of the late French filmmaker Jacques Demy (Lola, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and his formerly estranged wife Agnes Varda (Far from Vietnam, The Gleaners and I), Mathieu Demy sees his first directorial feature Americano as a riposte to his mother’s 1981 film Documenteur: An Emotion Picture. One of Varda’s [&hellip
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Armond White: For Mathieu Demy, Art Is a Family Saga

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Salma Hayek and Mathieu Demy in Americano. In tabloid parlance, Mathieu Demy is cinema royalty. Son of the late, great French new wave director Jacques Demy (Lola, Bay of Angels, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), he is also the son of Agnès Varda, the pioneering female director of the Left Bank who excels in fiction and nonfiction films (Vagabond, The Gleaners and I). [&hellip
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Cinematic Royalty: Film Becomes Autobiography in Mathieu Demy’s Debut Americano

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

americano1 Americano is a movie haunted by parents. In his feature debut, Mathieu Demy – son of directors Jacques Demy and Agnès Varda – directed, wrote, and stars in this film as Martin, a stunted Frenchman who must travel back to Los Angeles following the death of his estranged mother. Stuck at a crossroads in his [&hellip
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