Mathieu Demy

Mathieu Demy is a French actor, director and producer, born October 15, 1972 in Paris. He is the son of Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy. Mathieu Demy started as a child actor in Agnès Varda’s films : One sings, the other doesn’t, Documenteur, Murs, murs, then Kung-fu Master. Demy’s work as an actor ranges from romantic comedy to drama. His breakthrough came in1998, when he was cast as Olivier, a young man with AIDS, in the musical Jeanne and the perfect guy, directed by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau. In 1999, he started company Les Films de l’Autre to produce his own short films. He produced and directed in 2000 his first film Le Plafond (35’), adapted from a short story by Tonino Benacquista. The film received the audience award at the Angers film festival Festival Premiers Plans and the Uppsala International short film Festival, and additional awards in Pantin, Rennes, Dignes, Mamers. In 2001, Mathieu Demy worked for director Benoît Cohen for the first time, in the film Les Acteurs anonymes. They reunited for Our precious children, in which he plays Martin, a thirty-year-old man who meets his great love again as he’s about to become a father.


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