Jacques Prévert

Jacques Prévert, Room 22

In 1922, Prévert formed the Surrealist movement with Desnos, Aragon, Arthaud and their leader, André Breton. He left it in 1930 to found a theatre troupe called Octobre. His meeting with the musician Joseph Kosma would be an important point in his life. Between 1935 and 1946, with his brother Pierre, he wrote poetic scripts for the cinema, such as "Port of Shadows" (Quai des brumes), "The Devil's Envoys" (Les visiteurs du soir), "Children of Paradis" ( Les enfants du paradis). He wrote poems to be put to music for Juliette Gréco, Montand…When his book of poetry called "Paroles" appeared in 1945 it was immediately successful. Everyone knows his poems.

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