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Jacques Demy

Director, Actor

LolaLola (1960)
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Anouk Aimee, Marc Michel
Irresistible 'New Wave' confection breezily spins its romantic tale around the alluring presence of Anouk Aimee, here a cheery cabaret–dancer…
Bay of AngelsBay of Angels (La baie des anges) (1963)
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers
A young bank employee is enticed into the world of gambling and travels to Nice where he falls in love with divorced mother and gambling addict…
Umbrellas of Cherbourg, TheUmbrellas of Cherbourg, The (1964) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo
Gorgeous French musical with Catherine Deneuve, in her acting debut, one of its many pleasures. A bittersweet romantic story is allied to a lush…
Young Girls of Rochefort, TheYoung Girls of Rochefort, The (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) (1967) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Francois Dorleac, Gene Kelly
The carrot of love is dangled in Jacques Demy's positively radiant follow–up to UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG: an unbridled, colour–saturated…
Model ShopModel Shop (1969) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Anouk Aimee, Gary Lockwood, Alexandra Hay
A mesmerizing, shamefully neglected stateside film from French New Wave director Jacques Demy that follows an aimless, unemployed architect who ends…
Donkey SkinDonkey Skin (Peau d'âne) (1970) Recommended
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Delphine Seyrig
A vibrant, whimsical and genuinely fantastic adaptation of Perrault's classic 17th century fairy tale in which a Princess (Deneuve) disguises herself…
Slightly Pregnant Man, ASlightly Pregnant Man, A (1973)
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve
Minor, though broadly enjoyable Demy farce partners Mastroianni and Deneuve as expecting husband and wife. The twist? He's pregnant! Gender politics…
Lady OscarLady Oscar (1979)
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Catriona MacColl, Barry Stokes
Jacques Demy's English–language romantic period drama based on the Japanese manga 'The Rose of Versailles' that tells the story of Lady Oscar,…
Une Chambre en VilleUne Chambre en Ville (1982)
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Dominique Sanda, Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli
Another entirely sung–through French musical from the director of THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, this time set against the backdrop of a workers'…
ParkingParking (1985)
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Francis Huster
Little–seen Jacques Demy musical fantasy that transposes Jean Cocteau's "Orpheus" into the world of 1980s rock.

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