Donkey Skin

Peau d'âne

Happy Hour & Karaoké from 5:30–7:30pm

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Jacques Demy, 1970, France, 90 min, DCP, color
Music by Michel Legrand
With Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin
In French with English subtitles

In this wildly eccentric adaptation of a classic French fairy tale, Jacques Demy casts Catherine Deneuve as a princess who must assume the identity of a maid in order to fend off an unwanted marriage proposal—from her own father, the king (Jean Marais).

A topsy-turvy fable with songs by Michel Legrand, Donkey Skin creates a fantasy world that’s perched on the border between the earnest and the satiric, and features Delphine Seyrig as a fashionable fairy godmother.