The Young Girls of Rochefort (France)
WEDNESDAY JULY 25, 2018
Pre-screening performance begins at 7PM, Film begins at sundown
THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT (France)
Directed by Jacques Demy; 1967, 126 mins.
Programmed by Film Forum.
Real-life sisters, uber-gorgeous Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac play twins looking for love. Dancers George Chakiris (West Side Story) and Grover Dale need new partners. Mom Danielle Darrieux mourns lost love Michel Piccoli, who awaits colleague Gene Kelly, who… Mainly non-stop singing and dancing through the sunny streets of the port, rendered in easter egg colors by French musical auteur Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg) with tunes by Michel Legrand. “Lyrical and intricate. Blends romance, drama, comedy, and some aspects of a thriller into a wonderful, mesmerizing whole.” – Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
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