Lola

Lola

Directed by Jacques Demy • 1961 • France, Italy
Starring Anouk Aimée, Marc Michel

Jacques Demy’s crystalline debut gave birth to the fictional universe in which so many of his characters would live, play, and love. It’s among his most profoundly felt films, a tale of crisscrossing lives in Nantes (Demy’s hometown) that floats on waves of longing and desire. Heading the film’s ensemble is the enchanting Anouk Aimée as the title character, a cabaret chanteuse who’s awaiting the return of a long-lost lover and unwilling to entertain the adoration of another love-struck soul, the wanderer Roland (Marc Michel). Humane, wistful, and witty, LOLA is a testament to the resilience of the heartbroken.

Lola
  • Lola

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1961 • France, Italy
    Starring Anouk Aimée, Marc Michel

    Jacques Demy’s crystalline debut gave birth to the fictional universe in which so many of his characters would live, play, and love. It’s among his most profoundly felt films, a tale of crisscrossing lives in Nante...

Extras

  • Anouk Aimée on LOLA

    In this 2012 interview, actor Anouk Aimée talks to filmmaker Agnès Varda about playing the role of Lola.

  • Lola’s Song

    In this 2008 interview, filmmaker Agnès Varda shares the story behind the song she wrote for LOLA, “C’est moi, c’est Lola.”

  • LOLA: Restoration Demonstration

  • Les horizons morts

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1951 • France

    Jacques Demy makes a rare on-screen appearance as the star of LES HORIZONS MORTS, his debut dramatic short from 1951, about a young man suffering from a broken heart.

  • Le sabotier du Val de Loire

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1956 • France

    This 1956 short film by Jacques Demy documents a week in the life of a clog maker in the Loire Valley.

  • Ars

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1959 • France

    The following 1959 short by Jacques Demy tells the story of Jean-Marie Baptiste Vianney, the strict and pious pastor of the village of Ars.

  • La luxure

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1962 • France

    Jacques Demy based this 1962 short, made for the omnibus feature THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, on his memories of growing up in Nantes.