Une chambre en ville

Une chambre en ville

Directed by Jacques Demy • 1982 • France
Starring Dominique Sanda, Michel Piccoli, Richard Berry

In this musical melodrama set against the backdrop of a workers’ strike in Nantes, Dominique Sanda plays a young woman who wishes to leave her brutish husband (Michel Piccoli) for an earthy steelworker (Richard Berry), though he is involved with another. Unbeknownst to the girl, the object of her affection boards with her no-nonsense baroness mother (Danielle Darrieux). A late-career triumph from Jacques Demy, UNE CHAMBRE EN VILLE received nine César Award nominations and features a rich, operatic score by Michel Colombier.

Une chambre en ville
  • Une chambre en ville

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1982 • France
    Starring Dominique Sanda, Michel Piccoli, Richard Berry

    In this musical melodrama set against the backdrop of a workers’ strike in Nantes, Dominique Sanda plays a young woman who wishes to leave her brutish husband (Michel Piccoli) for an earthy steelwork...

Extras

  • Jacques Demy, A to Z

    This visual essay about all things Jacques Demy was created by film scholar James Quandt in 2014.

  • Jacques Demy at the Midnight Sun Film Festival

    In the following Q&A session from the 1987 Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, Finland, director Jacques Demy sits down with moderator Peter von Bagh.

  • The World of Jacques Demy

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1995 • France, Belgium, Spain

    Hollywood has had its fair share of power couples; husband and wife duos that have each enjoyed illustrious careers in the film industry. In France, one of the most noteworthy marital unions occurred when Jacques Demy and Agnès Varda tied...

  • Restoration Demonstration: UNE CHAMBRE EN VILLE