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Directed by Agnès Varda

France 1995 64 mins. In French with English subtitles

Jacques Demy’s The Young Girls of Rochefort is one of French cinema’s true gems, a candy-colored musical extravaganza that, once seen, cannot be forgotten. 25 years after its production (and only two years after Demy’s death), Varda went to Rochefort—with stars Catherine Deneuve and Jacques Perrin, along with composer Michel Legrand and then-publicist Bertrand Tavernier—to chart the film’s impact on the place and people. Demy, unsurprisingly, transformed the town forever through his beautiful tribute to youthful exuberance and love.

Genres: Documentary



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