Jacques Prévert was a French poet and screenwriter. His poems are often about life in Paris and life after the Second World War. They are widely taught in schools in France and frequently appear in French language textbooks throughout the world.
One of Prévert's poems, "Les Feuilles mortes" (Autumn Leaves), was set to music and sung by prominent 20th century French vocalists including Yves Montand and Édith Piaf.
Prévert wrote a number of screenplays for the film director Marcel Carné including Les Enfants du paradis (The Children of Paradise, 1945), often considered one of the greatest films of all time. His home in Omonville-la-Petite which he bought in 1970 is now a museum and garden.
After his death in 1977, he was buried in the local cemetery next to the Church of St-Martin.