LOLA

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LOLA

Jacques Demy
F/I, 1960
Fiction, 85min, OmeU

LOLA

Jacques Demy
F/I, 1960
Fiction, 85min, OmeU

Cast: 
Anouk Aimée
Marc Michel
Jacques Harden
Alan Scott
Elina Labourdette
Margo Lion
Annie Dupéroux
Catherine Lutz
Corinne Marchand
Yvette Anziani
Dorothée Blank
Isabelle Lunghini
Screenplay: 
Jacques Demy
Camera: 
Raoul Coutard
Editor: 
Anne-Marie Cotret
Composer: 
Michel Legrand
Decoration: 
Bernard Evein
Costume: 
Bernard Evein

Production: 
Carlo Ponti und Georges de Beauregard für Rome-Paris Films
World Sales: 
cine-tamaris 88 rue Daguerre 75014 Paris, Frankreich T 1 4322 6600 cine-tamaris@wanadoo.fr
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Demy's insouciant first feature - shot by Raoul Coutard in black-and-white cinema-scope in Demy's hometown of Nantes - is also his most New Wave. Dedicated to Max Ophüls, Lola begins with a white Cadillac convertible parked on a French beach. American sailors roam through the port (seemingly played by French actors speaking phonetic English) and a sad young man, just fired from his boring job, seeks solace in an obscure Mark Robson movie with an aging Gary Cooper. This fondness for a fantasy America extends to Lola's heroine. Anouk Aimée's romantic character may be named for Marlene Dietrich's femme fatale, but basically she's playing Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return or Bus Stop - at once brazen and vulnerable, full of breathy chatter and giggly innocence. «There's a bit of happiness in simply wanting happiness», she explains. (J. Hoberman)