Lola

Lola

Directed by Jacques Demy • 1961 • France, Italy

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.

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Lola
  • Lola

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1961 • France, Italy

    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...

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.