Rent Lola (1961)

3.7 of 5 from 85 ratings
1h 24min
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Synopsis:
Anouk Aimee gives her defining performance as Cecile, a cabaret performer and single mother. Taking the stage name Lola, she entrances Roland (Marc Michel), a young drifter. A friend of Lola since childhood, he yearnsfor herto return his affections but she pines for her husband's return. In the present, she disports with an American sailor named Frankie (Alan Scott), who in turn is the object of a young girl's affections. The girl's name, like Lola's, is Cecile (Annie Dupeyroux).
Set in Nantes overthe span of a few days, this story of love stories crossing paths, of life teeming with co-incidences and missed chances conveys the spirit of the early French New Wave and the cinema of Max Ophuls, to whom Demy also dedicates the film.
Actors:
, , , , , , Annie Duperoux, , , Yvette Anziani, , Isabelle Lunghini, Annick Noël, Ginette Valton, , , Babette Barbin, Jacques Lebreton, Gérard Delaroche,
Directors:
Producers:
Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti
Writers:
Jacques Demy
Studio:
Mr Bongo
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Countries:
France, Classics, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/09/2010
Run Time:
84 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/02/2020
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Two documentaries by filmmaker Agnes 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 Vai de Loire (1956), Ars (1959), and La luxure (1962)
  • Jacques Demy, A to Z, a 2014 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 Cherbourg", 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 Berthome and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau
  • Interviews from 2014 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 Aimee 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

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Reviews (1) of Lola

Anouk to the rescue. - Lola review by RhysH

Spoiler Alert
09/05/2017

A rather clichéd plot with clichéd characters. The American sailors on the town, the French "hostesses" with hearts of gold, the hapless drifter unlucky in love and work, the errant father returning with cigar and open top car.

It is worth watching for Anouk Aimée, a delightful performance. She has a mobile face which she uses to great effect.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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