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The Essential Jacques Demy [Criterion Collection] [13 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

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Release Date:07/22/2014
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Description

This release from Criterion brings together a half-dozen films directed by Jacques Demy. Included is Bay of Angels, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, and Une Chambre En Ville.

Features

Two documentaries by filmmaker Agnès Varda: The World of Jacques Demy (1995) and The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993)

Four short films by director Jacques Demy: Les horizons morts (1951), Le sabotier du Val de Loire (1956), Ars (1959), and La Luxure (1962)

Jacques Demy, A to Z, a new visual essay by critic James Quandt

Archival interviews with Demy, composer Michel Legrand, and actors Jeanne Moreau, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, and Jacques Perrin

Once Upon a Time..."The Umbrellas of Cherborg," a 2008 documentary

Episode from Behind the Screen, a 1966 series about the making of Young Girls

"Donkey Skin" Illustrated, a 2008 program on the many versions of Charles Perrault's fairy tale

"Donkey Skin" and the Thinkers, a 2008 program featuring critic Camille Tabouley

New conversation between Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau

New interviews with journalist Marie Colmant and film scholar Rodney Hill

Archival audio Q&A with Demy

Archival audio interviews with Legrand and Deneuve

Interview with actor Anouk Aimée from 2012, conducted by Varda

Interview with Varda from 2012 on the origin of Lola's song

Restoration demonstrations for Lola, Bay of Angels, Umbrellas, and Une chambre