Retro Varda/Demy


Jacques Demy
FRA, 1985

<![CDATA[<i>]]>Parking<![CDATA[</i>]]> is Jacques Demy's homage to Jean Cocteau's 1948 masterwork Orpheus. As in the Cocteau film, Demy relates the Orpheus and Euridyce legend in a contemporary setting. Now a rock 'n' roll sensation (instead of the poet of the Cocteau film) Orpheus falls in love with Eurydice, who in this version is a sculptress rather than a princess. The rest of the film adheres to the familiar story. Euridyce, who is death personified, beckons Orpheus into Hell, ostensibly to revive his dead lover. A shade brighter and more buoyant than its source material, <![CDATA[<i>]]>Parking<![CDATA[</i>]]> is the usual Jacques Demy brew of beautiful imagery and hokey dialogue. (

  • Jean Marais - Beast/Prince/Avenant
  • Hugues Quester
  • Marie-France Pisier - Sophie
  • Francis Huster
  • Laurent Malet
  • Keïko Ito
  • Gérard Klein
  • Eva Darlan
  • Annik Alane
  • Marion Game