• Director

    Jacques Demy

  • With

    Catherine Deneuve, Nono Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel

  • France-W Germany 1964. 93min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


  • English subtitles

Demy’s all-sung musical centres on a shop assistant (Deneuve) devoted to a garage mechanic who is suddenly whisked off to military service in Algeria; though pregnant, she resists her mother’s suggestion that she should marry a diamond merchant. The vibrant colours, fluid camerawork and Michel Legrand’s lush score may suggest a fairy tale, but Demy’s libretto is an altogether unsentimental study of love’s vicissitudes.

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