V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018


V' 06


Jacques Demy
F, 1985
95min, OmdU


Jacques Demy
F, 1985
, 95min, OmdU

Francis Huster
Laurent Malet
Keïko Ito
Gérard Klein
Marie-France Pisier
Jean Marais
Hugues Quester
Eva Darlan
Annik Alane
Marion Game

World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
35 mm/Farbe

<![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. (www.allmovie.com)