It is the most sensational treble in the whole history of the French cinema. His Bel Indifferent is Piero della Francesca plus Picasso (cf. Jeanne Allard’s decoratively tortured face) plus Bérénice. What a collection! people will say. What a confection! say I. Jacques Demy really has entered the cinema, as Raymond Queneau’s Pierrot has entered literature.
December 10, 1958