Yes please! Do I even need to watch another Demy? Just about the apotheosis of everything I've loved in his other work - style, charm, a love for people. A startling sense of democracy, here taken to absurd heights with everyone amounted their share of decency (including a serial killer). So far removed from the turmoil of May '68!
"Deux sœurs jumelles nées sous le signe des gémeaux" : chacun (ou presque) connaît la chanson des demoiselles ! Le mélange d'optimisme naïf, de kitsch et de trivialité, concocté par Jacques Demy et Michel Legrand, fonctionne toujours grâce au rythme bien dosé, aux chorégraphies et aux chansons rigolotes... et bien sûr grâce au charme des interprètes. Le spectacle rend assez nostalgique de la fameuse année 1967...
Impressive cinema, masterful use of colour, framing, and camerawork. This film radiates the incredible 1960s vibe, the costumes are incredible. If you're not convinced about watching a musical, I'd suggest "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" - Demy's earlier film that feels more subtle, refined, and better balanced - with less prominent dancing/singing parts, unforgettable characters, and a more emotionally engaging story.
singing and dancing the two things i most abhor in film ..and yet I found myself charmed from the ' we are a pair of twins born under the sign of gemini' number .. there is enough irony and idiosyncrasy in the dialogue to make what could have been a dreary film into a great film ....I love a directer who is not afraid to use colour ..and here he does it so well
Delirious, ecstatic, absurdist, delightful, wacky candy-hued indulgence, full of tongue-in-cheek hilarity, perfect choreography, giant hats, silly puns, rhyming dinners, Gene Kelly, a serial killer, and the astonishing Francoise Dorleac, in one of her last performances before her premature and tragic death that same year. A favourite.