Following on from the success of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg comes Les Demoiselles de Rochefort – Jacques Demy’s large-scale tribute to the Hollywood musical featuring screen legend Gene Kelly. The story centres on twin sisters Delphine and Solange (played by real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorléac) who, tired of their humdrum existence, dream of finding success and romance in Paris. The superb ensemble, also featuring Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, Jacques Perrin, George Chakiris and Grover Dale, weave and wander around the town, looking for and just missing the love of their lives.

With a plot of pure Shakespearean farce, witty dialogue and lyrics by Demy, and a magnificent jazz score by the late, great Michel Legrand, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort is an effervescent celebration of life that is sure to captivate and uplift.

Features:

  • Presented in High Definition
  • Newly commissioned feature commentary by David Jenkins
  • A Melody Composed by Chance… (2019, 19 mins): audiovisual essay by Geoff Andrew
  • Les Demoiselles ont eu 25 ans (1993, 67 mins): documentary by director Agnès Varda
  • The Guardian Lecture: Gene Kelly (1980, audio, 76 mins): the song-and-dance legend recorded on stage at the NFT discussing his career
  • The Guardian Interview: Catherine Deneuve (2005, 7 mins): excerpts of the actress in conversation at the NFT
  • The Guardian Interview: Michel Legrand (1991, audio, 71 mins): interview with the three time Oscar-winning  composer
  • Jacques Demy The Guardian Interview: Jacques Demy (1982, audio, 76 mins): interview with the award-winning director of Les Demoiselles de Rochefort and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with an essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum, new writing by Selina Robertson and Nicolas Pillai, a biography of Jacques Demy by Jason Wood and full film credits
Certificate:
PG
Actor:
Catherine Deneuve

Francoise Dorleac

Danielle Darrieux

Gene Kelly
Director:
Jacques Demy
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Run Time:
126 mins approx
studio:
BFI
Theatrical Release Year:
1967

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Following on from the success of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg comes Les Demoiselles de Rochefort – Jacques Demy’s large-scale tribute to the Hollywood musical featuring screen legend Gene Kelly. The story centres on twin sisters Delphine and Solange (played by real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorléac) who, tired of their humdrum existence, dream of finding success and romance in Paris. The superb ensemble, also featuring Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, Jacques Perrin, George Chakiris and Grover Dale, weave and wander around the town, looking for and just missing the love of their lives.

With a plot of pure Shakespearean farce, witty dialogue and lyrics by Demy, and a magnificent jazz score by the late, great Michel Legrand, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort is an effervescent celebration of life that is sure to captivate and uplift.

Features:

  • Presented in High Definition
  • Newly commissioned feature commentary by David Jenkins
  • A Melody Composed by Chance… (2019, 19 mins): audiovisual essay by Geoff Andrew
  • Les Demoiselles ont eu 25 ans (1993, 67 mins): documentary by director Agnès Varda
  • The Guardian Lecture: Gene Kelly (1980, audio, 76 mins): the song-and-dance legend recorded on stage at the NFT discussing his career
  • The Guardian Interview: Catherine Deneuve (2005, 7 mins): excerpts of the actress in conversation at the NFT
  • The Guardian Interview: Michel Legrand (1991, audio, 71 mins): interview with the three time Oscar-winning  composer
  • Jacques Demy The Guardian Interview: Jacques Demy (1982, audio, 76 mins): interview with the award-winning director of Les Demoiselles de Rochefort and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with an essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum, new writing by Selina Robertson and Nicolas Pillai, a biography of Jacques Demy by Jason Wood and full film credits
Certificate:
PG
Actor:
Catherine Deneuve

Francoise Dorleac

Danielle Darrieux

Gene Kelly
Director:
Jacques Demy
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Run Time:
126 mins approx
studio:
BFI
Theatrical Release Year:
1967
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