The films of Jacques Demy: Lola, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort

In the latest episode of Captured on Celluloid, Adam and Andrew dive into the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy, with the help of special guest (and Andrew’s brother) Jordan Snyder.

Along with touching on some of Demy’s foundational films such as Lola, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, and The Young Girls of Rochefort, the Snyders’ shared love of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land means it also features prominently in the conversation thanks to its own Demy tributes and influences.

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Running order:
Intro – (0:25 – 1:59)
Why Jacques Demy? – (2:00 – 4:53)
Introduction to Demy, and the French New Wave – (4:54 – 11:57)
The world and themes of Demy’s films – (11:58 – 18:55)
Lola – (18:56 – 39:03)
Lola with SPOILERS – (39:04 – 45:55)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – (45:56 – 68:25)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg with SPOILERS – (68:26 – 75:10)
The Young Girls of Rochefort, and its relationship with La La Land – (75:11 – 98:14)
Demy’s lost Hollywood career – (98:15 – 103:36)
Final thoughts on Demy – (103:37 – 106:11)
Jordan’s recommendation – (106:12 – 108:32)
Wrap-up – (108:33 – end)

Note – Movies discussed in this episode include (in alphabetical order): La La Land, Lola, Model Shop, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort