The Young Girls of Rochefort The Young Girls of Rochefort

The Young Girls of Rochefort

Jacques Demy

 
The Young Girls of Rochefort (Criterion Blu-Ray)

11 Apr 2017

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SRP: $39.95

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  • France
  • 1967
  • 126 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • French
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  • Spine #717

Jacques Demy followed up The Umbrellas of Cherbourg with another musical about missed connections and second chances, this one a more effervescent confection. Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and a music teacher (played by real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac), long for big-city life; when a fair comes through their quiet port town, so does the possibility of escape. With its jazzy Michel Legrand score, pastel paradise of costumes, and divine supporting cast (George Chakiris, Grover Dale, Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, and Gene Kelly), The Young Girls of Rochefort is a tribute to Hollywood optimism from sixties French cinema’s preeminent dreamer.

Cast

Delphine GarnierCatherine Deneuve
Solange GarnierFrançoise Dorléac
MaxenceJacques Perrin
Andy MillerGene Kelly
Yvonne GarnierDanielle Darrieux
Simon DameMichel Piccoli
Subtil DutrouzHenri Crémieux
Guillaume LancienJacques Riberolles
ÉtienneGeorge Chakiris
BillGrover Dale

Credits

DirectorJacques Demy
Written byJacques Demy
Original music byMichel Legrand
ChoreographerNorman Maen
CinematographerGhislain Cloquet
Production designerBernard Evein
Costume designerJacqueline Moreau
SoundJacques Maumont
EditorJean Hamon
ProducersGilbert de Goldschmidt and Mag Bodard

Disc Features

  • 2K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • French television interview from 1966 featuring director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand discussing the music for the film
  • Conversation from 2014 between Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau
  • Episode from a multipart 1966 Belgian television series on the making of the film
  • Agnès Varda’s 1993 documentary The Young Girls Turn 25 (in the DVD box set, appears on the Une chambre en ville disc)
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

Film Essays

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Jacques Demy and Nantes: The Roots of Enchantment

July 31, 2014

A friend and longtime scholar of Jacques Demy ruminates on the great director’s career, as well as the port hometown they shared—which would become a magical movie location. Read more »


Film Essays

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The Young Girls of Rochefort: Not the Same Old Song and Dance

By Jonathan Rosenbaum July 24, 2014

Everyday life gets a musical makeover in Jacques Demy’s tale of chance and love, a film of exquisitely sad happiness. Read more »

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Film Essays

27932id_010_t_thumbnail

Jacques Demy and Nantes: The Roots of Enchantment

July 31, 2014

A friend and longtime scholar of Jacques Demy ruminates on the great director’s career, as well as the port hometown they shared—which would become a magical movie location. Read more »


Film Essays

28615id_004_t_thumbnail

The Young Girls of Rochefort: Not the Same Old Song and Dance

By Jonathan Rosenbaum July 24, 2014

Everyday life gets a musical makeover in Jacques Demy’s tale of chance and love, a film of exquisitely sad happiness. Read more »


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The Young Girls of Rochefort (Criterion DVD)

11 Apr 2017

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