Cover image for The young girls of Rochefort = les demoiselles de Rochefort
Title:
The young girls of Rochefort = les demoiselles de Rochefort
Author:
Demy, Jacques, film director, screenwriter.
Edition:
Special edition.
Publication Information:
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, 2017
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (126 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bonus disc.
Summary:
Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and a music teacher, dream of big-city life; when a fair comes through their quiet port town, so does the possibility of escape.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1967.

Special features: French television interview from 1966 featuring director Jacques Demy and composer, Michel Legrand discussing the music for the film; conversation from 2014 between Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau; episode from behind the screen, a 1966 series about the making of the film; Agnès Varda's 1993 documentary "The young girls turn 25"; Trailer; an essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Language:
French
Reading Level:
Rating: G.
ISBN:
9781681432953
UPC:
715515197113
Format :
DVD

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Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and a music teacher, dream of big-city life; when a fair comes through their quiet port town, so does the possibility of escape.


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Library Journal Review

Atypical French New Wave filmmaker Jacques Demy (1931-90) preferred to embrace Hollywood conventions rather than subvert them, which he brilliantly does in these two musicals cited by Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle as inspiring his La La Land. Catherine -Deneuve stars in both-first as the shopgirl madly in love with a mechanic who goes off to war in the colorful, operetta-like Cherbourg, then as a ballet teacher looking for true love in a seaside town in the dance-filled Rochefort. Michel Legrand's music for each is memorably grand. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.