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8.8

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  1. dickk.
    Jan 7, 2005
    10
    Filmmaking may have never produced a Michelangelo, as M. Scorsese points out, but it has certainly produced a Matisse: J. Demy. Peau D'ane is the best of Demy's wild beast period which probably ran up to the late seventies with the slightly pregnant man. The story is fragmentary, the plot line at times incomprehensible, but who cares? A beautiful film, a relic of sorts of the Filmmaking may have never produced a Michelangelo, as M. Scorsese points out, but it has certainly produced a Matisse: J. Demy. Peau D'ane is the best of Demy's wild beast period which probably ran up to the late seventies with the slightly pregnant man. The story is fragmentary, the plot line at times incomprehensible, but who cares? A beautiful film, a relic of sorts of the early (still psychedelic) Seventies. Enjoy the parts where Cathy gets stoned on the river barge. Expand
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
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  1. 50
    It doesn't come off, despite a dazzling color design and imaginative sets, perhaps because Demy's extremely rarefied talent for fantasy needs to be anchored by a touch of the real.
  2. Seasonally it's more appropriate as a May Day bacchanal, but in any month Demy's movie makes for an evocative globe-paperweight tableau of its place and time, and a concise demonstration of the disquietude inherent in classic fairy tales.
  3. Tuneful, colorful, delightful.