Cover image for Lola
Ponti, Carlo, 1912-2007, film producer.
Publication Information:
Irvington, NY : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 blu-ray disc (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Lola awaits the return of her lover who left her with child seven years earlier. In the meantime, she works nights as a cabaret dancer and dreams of a reunion with her long lost love.
General Note:
1961 motion picture release.

Released as part of the Essential Jacques Demy collection.

Originally released as motion picture in 1961.

Special features: Anouk Aimée (2012 interview by Agnès Varda with the actor about playing Lola); Lola's song (2008 interview, filmmaker Agnès Varda shares story behind the song she wrote for Lola, "C'est moi, c'est Lola"); Restoration demonstration; Les horizons morts (1951) (short by Demy about a young man suffering from a broken heart); Le sabotier du val du loire (1956) (short by Demy documents a week in the life of a clog maker in Loire Valley); Ars (1959) (short by Demy tells the story of Jean-Marie Baptiste Vianney, the strict and pious pastor of the village of Ars); La luxure (1962) (short by Demy made for The seven deadly sins, on his memories of growing up in Nantes); Trailer. Booklet features essays by critics Ginette Vincendeau, Terrence Rafferty, Jim Ridley, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Anne E. Duggan, and Geoff Andrew, and a postscript by Berthomé.



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BLURAY 2581 Adult Blu-ray Disc Foreign Language

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Fate and coincidence, doomed love, and storybook romance surface throughout the French director's films, many of which are further united by the intersecting lives of characters who either appear or are referenced across titles. The works collected here are: Lola; Bay of Angels; The Umbrellas of Cherbourg; The Young Girls of Rochefort; Donkey Skin; Une Chambre En Ville.

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Library Journal Review

Six films representing the delightfully diverse oeuvre of French New Wave filmmaker Demy (1931-90) Lola, Bay of Angels, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, and Une chambre en ville offer signature takes on genres ranging from melodrama to musical. Digitally restored and chock-full of extras, the collection boasts the breakout performance by Catherine Deneuve in the deliriously romantic Cherbourg and the star-making role for Anouk Aimee in Lola. Cinephiles will say oui! (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.