Les Demoiselles de Rochefort: Arte pays tribute to Jacques Perrin this weekend

ARTE pays tribute to Jacques Perrin with Les Demoiselles de Rochefort on Sunday
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Jacques Demy’s cult musical will be available until May 7 on Arte.TV.

Tonight at 8:55 p.m., Arte is rebroadcasting The Demoiselles de Rochefort realized by Jacques Demy with Catherine Deneuve and her sister Francoise Dorleac in the main roles, but also Jacques Perrinthe prolific French actor and director who has just passed away, at the age of 80. The film is also available for replay until May 7 on channel’s website. Note thata special broadcast ofInvitation to travel is also dedicated to “Rochefort, the young lady of Jacques Demy”as well as’a concert by the film’s emblematic composer, Michel Legrand.

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The story ? Delphine and Solange are twins. Aged 25, they are both evolving in the world of the arts. While the redhead Solange gives music theory lessons, the blonde Delphine teaches dance. Both single, they think of only one thing: to find true love. A dream that could well come true when a sailor looking for his soul mate and a big fair come to town.

Released in 1967, The Demoiselles de Rochefort marks the reunion of Catherine Deneuve with the director Jacques Demy who sublimated it in The Umbrella of Cherbourg in 1964. A feature film which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and which allowed the actress to see her popularity skyrocket. New darling of the seventh art at the end of the 1960s, Deneuve gives the reply in The Demoiselles de Rochefort to his own sister, Francoise Dorleac. An accomplice duo that shines in the film nominated in 1969 for the Oscar for best film music. Funny, poetic and full of charm, this musical is a real breath of fresh air to savor without moderation.

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