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Ooh la la! French film fest feels the love

Seven films showcase the talents of Jacques Demy and Agnes Varda

By Ho yi  /  STAFF REPORTER

L'Amour Film Festival

PHOTOS: COURTESY OF ATOM CINEMA

The L'Amour Film Festival brings back French icons, including Catherine Deneuve and Jeanne Moreau, to the big screen. The series of seven films by Jacques Demy and Agnes Varda, one of the most renowned husband-wife directing teams of French cinema, highlights several award-winning films.

Demy, a highly accessible filmmaker of the French New Wave, is best remembered for his musicals The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), which stars long-term collaborator, Deneuve; as well as Bays of Angles (1963), starring the legendary Jeanne Moreau.

Pioneering feminist filmmaker Varda is a familiar figure among local audiences. Her 1965 masterpiece, Happiness, will be screened as well as two poetic works Jacquot de Nantes (1991) and L'Univers de Jacques Demy Betacam (1995), which she made in memory of her husband, Demy, after he passed away in 1990. The digitally restored The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, which won best film at Cannes in 1964, will also be screened.

Festival notes

What: L'Amour Film Festival (德米與華達的影像愛情世界)

Where: Majestic Theater (真善美戲院) and Changchun Cinema (長春戲院)

When: Today through Sept. 14

Tickets: NT$700 for festival pass of four screenings, available through NTCH ticket outlets or at www.artsticket.com.tw

On the Net: www.lamourfilm.com.tw


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