The Young Girls of Rochefort

  • Thur Feb 5
    7:00
The Young Girls of Rochefort
director:
Jacques Demy
cast:
Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac, Gene Kelly

Jacques Demy followed up The Umbrellas of Cherbourg with another musical about missed connections and second chances, this one a more effervescent confection. Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and a music teacher, long for big-city life; when a fair comes through their quiet port town, so does the possibility of escape. With its jazzy Michel Legrand score, pastel paradise of costumes, and divine supporting cast, Young Girls is a tribute to Hollywood optimism from sixties French cinema’s preeminent dreamer. “Awash in lemon and peach, lavender and baby blue, the film floats from one color-coordinated moment to the next. It earns a place in history by virtue of its production design, which in this recently restored, wide-screen color version, looks more sweetly camp than ever.” (Village Voice)

website: criterion.com/library

format
DCP 'Scope color
runtime
2 hours 6 minutes
release year/country
1967 France
subtitled