Jacques Demy has known international success with films such as Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, and timeless tales such as Rochefort or Peau d’âne. Creator of enchanting imaginative stories, he gives a special place to music in his films and often contrasts dreams and magic with unhappy and sad endings.
Rediscover some of the great films from this visionary filmmaker. All times are UK time GMT.
Une chambre en ville
Sunday, 27th January at 9pm.
When passion sweeps away everything in its path…In this masterpiece in which all the dialogue is sung, a striking worker and the daughter of an aristocrat fall passionately in love, to the consternation of her mother and her husband.
About the film: Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve were originally meant to play the leading roles. However, Catherine Deneuve wanted to do her own singing and so refused the role, which led to Gérard Depardieu doing the same.
Sunday 3rd Feb at 9pm
A poetic hymn about the love of a cabaret dancer. In Nantes, a disillusioned young man called Roland happens to meet Cécile, a girlfriend from his youth. Cécile has become Lola, a cabaret dancer who seduces passing sailors. Roland quickly realises he still loves her…
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