Peau d'ane
City: Indore
Location: Alliance Française
Date: Sat, 2011/08/20 – 4:00pm
Price: Free and open to all
Category: Film screening

Peau d’âne / Donkey Skin

by  Jacques Demy (1970) with Catherine Deneuve, Delphine Seyrig, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Micheline Presle (France, 90 mins.)

A charming fairy tale from musical innovator Jacques Demy and musical collaborator Michel Legrand.

On her deathbed, the queen of strange and distant land asks her husband, the king, never to marry again anyone less beautiful than she. In the whole kingdom, only one woman is more beautiful than the dead queen – her young daughter.  In respect of his former wife’s wishes, the king asks his daughter to marry him.  Shocked, the princess appeals to a garden fairy to help her.  The fairy tells the princess to set the king a series of impossible challenges to dissuade him from marrying her.  In French with English subtitles.