Demy’s first fictional film, based on a short play by Jean Cocteau, in which he already shows his obsession with the subject of love and his interest in the chromatic effects that were to be so typical later on in his career.
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Demy's first narrative film is this short adaptation of a one act play by Jean Cocteau. It's quite a wonderful little confection marked with a visual scheme and apt music score which would show up in his sixties' output. Jean Marais is quite wonderful in this showy role with a 20 minute plus monologue. A great foreshadowing of Demy's career to come.