THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT, RESTORED VERSION

Directed by Jacques Demy

Jacques Demy followed up THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG with another musical about missed connections and second chances, this one a more effervescent confection. 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, 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.


The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les demoiselles de Rochefort)

Directed by: Jacques Demy
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac, George Chakiris, Grover Dale, Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, Gene Kelly
Runtime: 126 min
Year: 1967
2K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
DVD and BluRay released by Criterion.

You can find more information on the Criterion website.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017