Between Us Girls

Between Us Girls

2 Episodes

The family dynamics between women—loving, supportive, complicated, strained, stifling, and everything in between—are at the core of these wondrously imaginative explorations of intergenerational bonds featuring two grandes dames of French cinema. In Jacques Demy’s pastel dream musical THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT, the legendary Danielle Darrieux plays the mother of real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac, starry-eyed twins who inject a bit of joie de vivre into their sleepy seaside town. Both Deneuve and Darrieux lend their voice talents to Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed animated feature PERSEPOLIS—this time as the mother and grandmother, respectively, of a young Iranian woman growing up amid turbulent social change.

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Between Us Girls
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

    Episode 1

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1967 • France

    Jacques Demy followed up The Umbrellas of Cherbourg with another musical about missed connections and second chances, this one a more effervescent confection. Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and a music teacher (played by real-life sisters ...

  • Persepolis

    Episode 2

    Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud • 2007 • France, United States
    Starring Chiara Mastroianni, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve

    Growing up in 1970s Iran, Marjane, the daughter of Tehran intellectuals, is rebellious, outspoken, and enamored with Bruce Lee, Iron Maiden, and punk...