Dir. Jacques Demy, 1967, 126min, DCP
With Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Françoise Dorléac, Jacques Perrin, Gene Kelly
In French with English subtitles
Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and a music teacher (played by real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac), 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, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Music, pastel paradise of costumes, and divine supporting cast (George Chakiris, Grover Dale, Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, and Gene Kelly), The Young Girls of Rochefort is a tribute to Hollywood optimism from sixties French cinema’s preeminent dreamer. (Synopsis courtesy Janus Films/The Criterion Collection)
Nominated for Oscar (1969) for Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation)
“[The Young Girls of Rochefort] has charm, sustained human observation, mixed with catchy music, dances and songs to come up as a tuner with grace and dynamism.” –Variety
Please join us after the screening for Michel Legrand Karaoke.