Cinema Special programming : Jacques Demy Retrospective
2019-01-02 20:57:35 TV5MONDE

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. 

 

La baie des anges 

Sunday 20th Jan at 9pm 
 
Jeanne Moreau lives only for one thing: gambling!
Jean is introduced to gambling by his colleague, Caron. Exhilarated by his first successes, he decides to try his luck in the casinos on the Côte d'Azur. In Nice he meets Jackie, a strikingly beautiful inveterate gambler…
 
About the film: The film was made thanks to support from Jeanne Moreau, after Demy had the idea of making a film about gambling at the Festival of Cannes, a town well known for its casinos …
 

 

 
 

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.

 
 
 

Lola

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…

About the film: Lola was Jacques Demy's first full-length film, and was produced by Georges de Beauregard, the producer of À Bout de souffle (directed by Jean-Luc Godard).
 
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