The Young Girls of Rochefort 3.0 stars

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Jacques Demy's hommage to the MGM musical, and in specific to Gene Kelly, who is accorded a key role (and a grand entrance) on screen. The central players, paired this one time only, are real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorleac (the latter killed in a car wreck soon after the shoot). Unlike Demy's Umbrellas of Cherbourg, this musical isn't all singing, but virtually every scene in it turns into a song and/or dance. It gets a bit monotonous, but the endless inventiveness in the use of color and the wide screen keeps picking it up again. With Jacques Perrin, Michel Piccoli, Danielle Darrieux, George Chakiris. Music by Michel Legrand. 1967.

Duncan Shepherd

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