Director: Jacques Demy Run Time: 90 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 1970 Language: French with English subtitles
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Delphine Seyrig, Micheline Presle, Fernand Ledoux
In this lovingly crafted, wildly eccentric adaptation of a classic French fairy tale, Jacques Demy casts Catherine Deneuve as a princess who must go into hiding as a scullery maid in order to fend off an unwanted marriage proposal—from her own father, the king (Jean Marais). A topsy-turvy riches-to-rags fable with songs by Michel Legrand, Donkey Skin creates a tactile fantasy world that’s perched on the border between the earnest and the satiric, and features Delphine Seyrig in a delicious supporting role as a fashionable fairy godmother.