Sep 18, 2011
Jaco’s second feature film The Eighth Day is a story of a young man with Down syndrome, played by Pascal Duquenne, who lives in a mental institution and the unlikely relationship he forges with a businessman, played by Daniel Auteuil. Both actors won awards at Cannes for their performances, and the film was nominated for a Golden Globe among other awards.
Jaco’s films have some strong common themes between them.
Jaco’s films make distinctive use of naive voiceover and examine the world from an innocent perspective. The films are often slightly surreal and potray death not as a tragedy, but as a happy moving on.