Free French Film, Films on the Green: Donkey Skin
Friday, June 29, 2012
8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
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Directed by Jacques Demy, 1970, France, Fantasy/Musical, in French with English Subtitles, Not Rated, 90m
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Delphine Seyrig, Micheline Presle
Based on the fairy tale Peau d’Ane by Charles Perrault, Les Coignard, 1694, France. Donkey Skin, published in the United States
by Echo Library, 2006.
The queen dies. Before her last breath, she makes her husband promise that he will only marry a woman more beautiful than
herself. The king finds only one person that meets these conditions: the princess, his own daughter.
“Donkey Skin” is told with the simplicity and beauty of a child’s fairy tale, but with emotional undertones and a surrealistic style
that adults are more likely to appreciate.” –Chicago SunTimes