What ever happened to Rosemary Kennedy ?

In 1941, JFK’s sister, Rosemary Kennedy, mysteriously disappeared from public sight after a lobotomy ordered by her own father…
For the first time, a documentary explores what has remained to this day the Kennedy’s darkest secret, and tells the tells the story of a young woman sacrificed by her family because her fragility was incompatible with the clan’s ambitions.

  • Patrick Jeudy
  • Patrick Jeudy
  • Karina Si Ahmed
  • Guillaume Allary
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Qu'est-il arrivé à Rosemary Kennedy ?
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 7, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Festival des créations télévisuelles de Luchon
    February 6, 2019
    French Premiere
    Pyrénnées d'Or
    March 13, 2019
    Official selection
Distribution Information
  • ZED Distribution
Director Biography - Patrick Jeudy

Director Patrick Jeudy is an exceptional storyteller, a master in the art of infusing archival material with a vivid dramatic dimension. Pulling the viewer into the lives of the 20th century’s greatest icons, his documentary films have received international praise and awards.

The central themes of his work include: the Vietnam War (“Dien Bien Phu, The Secret Report,” 2004; “Adventure in Indochina 1945-1954,” 2012); photographers, including Robert Capa (“The Man who Believed his Own Legend,” 2005, selected for the Chicago Film Festival, Input San Francisco and the 2003 IDFA Forum), Marilyn Monroe (“Marilyn vs. Marilyn,” 2002; “Marilyn’s last sessions,” 2009), and foremost, the Kennedy family – a dynasty to which he has devoted many films, several of which have met with international acclaim. (“What Jackie Knew,” 2003, selected for the New York, Chicago and San Francisco Film Festivals; “Bobby Kennedy, The Man Who Wanted to Change America,” 2004, selected for the New York, Washington and Chicago Film Festivals; “There is No Such Thing as a Happy Kennedy,” 2010…).

His most recent documentaries also include:

- "Jacky without Jack" (2013 / France 3)
- "Inside the Spanish civil war" (2015 / France 5)
- "Eleanor Roosevelt, First lady of the world" (2016 / Arte)

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