France, 1961 (Jacques Demy; 1h 30m)

Well he made the most affecting musical of all time (you know the one), so this pre-cursor from the outset of that most celebrated period of French cinema, is a hotly anticipated element of our programme.

Lola … the debut film directed by Jacques Demy as a tribute to director Max Ophüls, described by Demy as a “musical without music”. Anouk Aimée starred in the title role. The film was restored and re-released by Demy’s widow, French filmmaker Agnès Varda.

The names of the film and title character were inspired by Josef von Sternberg’s 1930 film Der Blaue Engel, in which Marlene Dietrich played a burlesque performer named “Lola Lola”.

Date: June 24th, 2020
Time: 11:30am
Finishes at: 1:00pm

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