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La baie des anges

Jacque Demy's second film stars Jeanne Moreau as a gambling addict who abandons her family for the roulette tables of Nice

“[Moreau's] Jackie Demaistre is a mesmerizing, compulsively watchable performance, one of the few films roles you literally hold your breath watching” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Jeanne Moreau stars as an aging, impulsive ash-blonde Parisian gambler with a blind spot for roulette in Jacques Demy’s spontaneous and dazzling second feature, “a magical, whirling little film, a triumph of style” (Pauline Kael).

Upon her arrival at the casino mecca of Nice she strikes it lucky and simultaneously picks up a handsome young man (Claude Mann) who she comes to regard as her talisman despite her later heavy losses. Demy masterfully creates a contrastive world that combines a lyrical storyline of love, loss and addiction with a harder-edged, sun-kissed, almost pulpy sensibility.

Le Baie des Anges features a memorably evocative score by Michel Legrand.

  • DIRECTOR: Jacques Demy
  • ACTRESS: Jeanne Moreau
  • Duration: 90 mins
  • Country: France
  • Language: French with English subtitles
  • Date: 1963
  • Format: DCP, Black & White
  • Courtesy: MK2
  • Source: MK2
  • Rating: Unclassified 15+ (Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian)


Event starts
Wednesday 14 February, 2018
Event Ends
Wednesday 14 February, 2018
Venue Address
Federation Square, Flinders St

Victoria, Melbourne

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