Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
+ intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large
Jacques Demy’s energetic, colourful and witty tribute to the Hollywood dance musical.
Dir Jacques Demy
With Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac, Gene Kelly, Danielle Darrieux
Jacques Demy’s infectiously energetic and joyous tribute to the Hollywood dance musical brings together a motley assortment of characters – ballet-teaching twin sisters and their mother, visiting carnival performers, a painter, piano-shop owner and an American composer – in a rhapsodic roundelay in search of love in a pastel-painted Rochefort. Michel Legrand’s score (arguably his finest) and Demy’s witty lyrics suggest there’s a creative urge in us all.
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