Jacques Demy's gossamer-light meditation on love and chance...

This debut feature from Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg) is a gossamer-light meditation on love and chance with a never-better Anouk Aimée enchanting in the title role.

Set in the writer/director’s beloved Breton seaport of Nantes, it has Aimée’s cabaretsinger weighing up the merits of two aspirant suitors while hoping for the return of her long-lost one true love.

Playful and buoyant, shot in luminous black-and-white and kept aloft by Demy’s elegantly circling camera, the film’s still imbued with a gently melancholy sense of the transience of love and happiness.

Film Details

  • PG
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: August 16th 2010
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