Cinematographer: Raoul Coutard
Dir. Jacques Demy. 1961, 90 mins. New DCP Restoration. With Anouk Aimée, Marc Michel. Before he teamed up with Catherine Deneuve for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, French director Jacques Demy fashioned this lyrical and melancholy yet endlessly good-natured tale of chance, missed connections, and lost love, shot in widescreen black-and-white by the great Raoul Coutard. Aimée is aching as a cabaret singer destined to be the great lost love of a wanderer played by Michel—the same character who will marry Deneuve in Cherbourg.
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