The Young Girls of Rochefort

  • Thur Feb 5
The Young Girls of Rochefort
Jacques Demy
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)


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