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The Magic of Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg / The Young Girls of Rochefort / Donkey Skin)

DVD

For those who know his work, the name Jacques Demy has always been synonymous with expressive colours, fabulous music and joie de vivre in the purest sense. His finest works parallel the French Nouvelle Vague period, but existed in another world altogether.


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For those who know his work, the name Jacques Demy has always been synonymous with expressive colours, fabulous music and joie de vivre in the purest sense. His finest works parallel the French Nouvelle Vague period, but existed in another world altogether. Gathered in this box are the three greatest collaborations between Demy and his key collaborators, Michel Legrand and Catherine Deneuve.

THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG: The magical centre of the Jacques Demy universe, this timeless feature regular appears in critics and fans 10 Best Films ever. A simple story of love and loss set in the South of France that is illuminated by a glowing Catherine Deneuve performance and Michel Legrands greatest ever score.

THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT: Twin girls (Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorlec) in a French provincial town are enchanted by the arrival of a small troupe of young entertainers. A tale that is unashamedly sentimental, yet possessed of a relentless and infectious energy. Wonderful autumnal appearance by Gene Kelly, amazing set design they repainted the town square of Rochefort! Pure cinematic joy.

DONKEY SKIN: Demy updates a famous French childrens tale by Charles Perrault. And so, a fairytale is lifted to a new level with the trademark Demy signatures unforgettable score by Legrand, stellar Deneuve performance, art design by Jacques Dugied. The tale of a princess who escapes potential marriage to her father loses its fairytale innocence in the magical world of Jacques Demy.
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Format
    DVD
  • Brand Name
    Aztec International
  • Country Of Origin
    France
  • Boxed Width
    14.10 cm
  • Boxed Length
    19.10 cm
  • Boxed Height
    2.30 cm
  • Product Code
    WCC100000000071296
  • Reference Number
    071296
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