The Young Girls of Rochefort
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort

"Masterpiece. My favourite musical" (Jonathan Rosenbaum)

12 June 2020 30 June 2020


French with English and Thai subtitles



Shot in the eponymous seaside town, which was transfigured by Demy into a white-and-pastel dream world, The Young Girls of Rochefort stars Catherine Deneuve and her real-life sister Françoise Dorléac as musically inclined twin sisters Delphine and Solange, whose mother (Danielle Darrieux) pines for the memory of her former fiancé, the unfortunately named Simon Dame (Michel Piccoli). The three women and the men who desire them cross paths, fail to connect, misunderstand and misconstrue each other, but in the triumphant finale discover that love is indeed attainable. Demy's exuberant tribute to Hollywood musicals fills the widescreen frame with sisters in matching Boeing-sized bonnets, lovesick sailors in butt-hugging bell-bottoms, songs both gay and grisly (one about an axe murder), and Gene Kelly suavely embodying an American in Rochefort (he supplied his own wonderful choreography).


About the film

Director: Jacques Demy
Country: France
Year: 1967
Duration: 120 mins



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