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Chichester – Cinema at New Park
November 21, 2022 @ 18:00
Jacques Demy was awarded the Prix Mèliés for best film of the year for this sung-through drama in the style of Umbrellas of Cherbourg that expresses life’s dark complications. The film’s pair of lovers, François (Richard Berry) and Edith (Dominique Sanda), meet during an industrial strike at the shipyards in Nantes. Their romance is desperate, a response to life’s disappointments – François’s disaffection with the innocent Violette (Fabienne Guyon), Edith’s mismatched marriage to Edmond (Michel Piccoli) and Edith’s widowed mother Margot (Danielle Darrieux) living among her regrets. Screening to mark the 40th anniversary of the film’s original release.
"Beautifully made and ambitious … music and drama truly soar."
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