The first film of Jacques Demy’s famous trilogy is a black and white musical full of dreams of distant shores and with no singing.
Lola, a cabaret dancer in the coastal city of Nantes is a single mother, who is very popular with American sailors. However, she does not return the affection of her suitors, waiting for her former lover Michel, who abandoned her to travel across the ocean.
The film was restored by Demy’s widow Agnès Varda and her daughter Rosalie and re-released in 2012.
Director Jacques Demy, France, 1961, 90 min.