Thursday, July 20 | 7:30 pm
Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, Jacques Demy’s vivacious fourth feature offers another musical tale of loves lost and found, starring the ethereal Catherine Deneuve alongside her real-life sister, Françoise Dorléac. Trading in the rain swept streets and jewel-box interiors of Cherbourg for the vivid, sun-soaked pastels of France’s southern coast, The Young Girls of Rochefort follows two restless young twins, dance instructor Delphine (Deneuve), and music teacher Solange (Dorléac), who dream of leaving their small seaside town in search of freedom and romance. Featuring the indelible melodies of three-time Oscar-winner Michel Legrand, as well as a wonderful ensemble cast that includes Danielle Darrieux (The Earrings of Madame de . . .), Michel Piccoli (Belle de Jour), and Gene Kelly (Singin’ in the Rain), The Young Girls of Rochefort is a sparkling homage to the classical Hollywood musical, rendered with characteristic style and grace by the inimitable Jacques Demy.
Director Jacques Demy | 1967 | In French with English subtitles | 125 minutes | NR | DCP