• 1960
  • France
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jacques Demy
  • Cast: Anouk Aimee, Marc Michel, Jacques Harden.

Demy's marvellous first feature. Aimee stars as a cabaret singer and single mother awaiting the return of her long-absent lover and attracting a horde of suitors in the meantime. This tale of wistful melancholy is turned to a thing of joy by the sheer lyricism and brio of the filmmaking. Demy's circling camera is a tribute to the great Max Ophuls in particular and evidence of the French New Wave's love of cinema in general.

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