(LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT)
THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT
Musical and Comedy | Running Time: 121 minutes
1967 / French
Jacques Demy, one of the directors most strongly identified with the French New Wave of the ‘50s, was born in 1931. His father owned a garage and he went to technical college, making animated films in his spare time, before going to film school in Paris. His notable films, along with Demoiselles, include the Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and Donkey Skin (1970).
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CastCatherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac, Danielle Darrieux, Jacques Perrin, Michel Piccoli, Gene Kelly
Widely regarded as the best French musical ever made, Jacques Demy’s effervescent romance about Delphine and Solange, talented twins living in a seaside town who long for the bright lights of Paris, stars Catherine Deneuve and her real-life sister, Francoise Dorléac. Everyone in the film is looking for love – the twins, their mother who runs the local café, the man she left behind who still pines for her, Maxence the sailor who paints his ideal woman in his spare time – even the American musician just passing through, who is played by the great Gene Kelly. Everyone, eventually, will find what they’re looking for. Audiences, meanwhile, will discover one of the greatest pleasures the cinema has to offer.