JACKIE KENNEDY: WHAT JACKIE KNEW
Director(s): Patrick JEUDY – Writer(s): Patrick JEUDY Contact Print page
Jackie...hasn’t everything been said about her? We know her life, her biography, the public image, some glimpses of her private sphere. And yet, the real person has always remained something of an enigma… Patrick Jeudy (previous film “Marilyn vs. Marilyn”’) wanted to go beyond the classic portrait, beyond the documentary based on the Zapruder archives, to take Jackie’s point of view, discover “what Jackie knew”…
If anything, Jackie was a “modern” woman – a woman who expressed her opinion and imposed her views. Just as Jack was a “modern” man who made unrestricted use of the attraction his power afforded him. In that sense, both formed a couple ahead of their times. Through Jackie’s eyes – eyes who saw, loved and hated. The film offers a vision of “the modern couple” and the different attitude of men and women when it comes to sexuality and power. Jackie was never just ‘the woman at his side’.
She imposed her own style; she changed not only the image of the ‘First Lady’, but the image the world had of the ‘American Woman’. With Jackie, the busty Hollywood Blonde went out of fashion. If truth be told, she could have been rivalled only by Eleonar Roosevelt or Hilary Clinton.