Les demoiselles de Rochefort (original title) / 1967 / comedy, drama, musical / 2h 6min / directed by Jacques Demy / country: France / language: English & French with English subtitles
Special Monday Matinée
March 16, 1:00 p.m.
Special Admission Prices:
$6 general & $5 senior
“Thanks to the international success of “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” Demy was able to go bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before with his follow-up project, the eye-popping, jaw-dropping, heart-swooning 1967 masterpiece that is “The Young Girls of Rochefort.” A semi-sequel, at least thematically, to “Cherbourg,” this film found Demy working on a larger scale than he had ever attempted before with such elements as another musical score from Michel Legrand, the streets of the gorgeous seashore town of Rochefort, a pastel-heavy color scheme, an expanded running time (at 126 minutes, it runs almost a half-hour longer than virtually all of his other films) and a cast including some of the most famous faces in French cinema at the time and an American virtually synonymous with the Hollywood-style musicals he was trying to emulate here. Some directors used to working on smaller-scale projects might have gotten swamped by all of these ingredients but Demy handles them beautifully and the result is not just the best film of his career but one of the true landmarks of French cinema.”