A fairy tale of the type that Disney would have loved to tell had it not involved animal skinning and a hint of incest. Lovely decor, costumes and set design add to the flavor and the timelessness of it all that manage to end the spell with a helicopter landing. Eccentric fantasy musical of the unique kind.
A playful adaptation of a french fairly tale with a bit of a modern twist. I never knew of this story before watching this, and might I say, what a strange tale it is. What was the moral? Did it have one? Haven't got a clue. Still enjoyed it though, the strikingly colorful aesthetic and enthralling music kept it interesting throughout. Some of the more surrealist looking scenes I found thoroughly enjoyable as well.
A film all at once bewitching & surrealist, innocent & eccentric, rakishly charming & unflinchingly sophisticated. If I'm gonna be swept off my feet, let it be by Demy! Pulls off subverting both the moralistic conservatism of the fairy tale and the seriousness of the 'art film'. Check out: 1) This hilarious attempt at recreating Cake D'Amour http://bit.ly/2xusuKy; 2) The wacky prog-rock poster art.
Oh my, what a way to tell a princess story. Demy's crafty tale brings such visual delight that's impossible not to miss this kind of cinema maker: it almost makes you hate CGI-fetish from contemporary fables - the kind that pukes and explodes things right at your face. The costumes, the scenario, the art design - it immediately teleports you into fantasy. Beautiful work and beautiful world.
Rewatched and re-loved. TOP film, a brilliant, intelligent and ironic adaptation of the literary fairytale by Charles Perrault. There's nothing more visually beautiful than Peau d'âne, each frame is perfect and full of detail and colour, I'm in love again but at the same time it's terrible for me to see a donkey skin, even if it is faux.