Sunday, April 14, 2013

The return of... The young girls of Rochefort

Each country has its movies, books, tales... that remain forever in the culture. Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (The young girls of Rochefort) is one of them. It's a 1967 movie by Jacques Demy starring Catherine Deneuve, her sister (the late Françoise Dorléac) and Gene Kelly. It was also one of the first musical that was made in France. Anyway, the thing is that at the moment, at the Cinémathèque de Paris, there is a  Jacques Demy retrospective and to celebrate several people organized yesterday a flashmob in front of the Paris Town hall. It was fun, even though a little bit crowded as you can see! 


  1. Didn't know about that movie. The flashmob made for an interesting photo.

  2. Just read yesterday's posts. Drummond et femmes will not make it to the picnic? Scandal! I definitely will look up their e-mail address and ensure I can meet them while I am there.

  3. I love that movie, which also stars George Chakiris (West Side Story). Also love The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Still have the original vinyl soundtrack. I'm glad Demy is still appreciated. Thanks, Eric.

  4. This feels the energy. What a people power.

  5. Oops: grammar error. Sorry, Drummond. I'll apologize to your wives as well.

    1. Jeff, I can only afford to bring one wife at a time to Paris. Anyway they don't know about one another and I'd like to keep it that way for as long a possible.
      Look forward to seeing you in Paris!