Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne) (1971)
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Critic Reviews for Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne)
Donkey Skin is told with the simplicity and beauty of a child's fairy tale, but with emotional undertones and a surrealistic style that adults are more likely to appreciate.
Even if the restoration doesn't make Donkey Skin this New Wave icon's best effort, it's now that much more worthy of keeping company with The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort.
Demy loved romantic naïveté, but he loved the wreckage of human whim just as much, and for him this chestnut harbored both in its shell.
Audience Reviews for Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne)
Catherine Deneuve was the princess, Jacques Perrin was the prince, in this French-made fairy tale directed by Jacques Demy.
A colourful, odd film with an ending that left me scratching my head. The sweet songs and imagery lend a definite Disney-like feel. This is Enchanted with a much stranger premise and a less cohesive narrative.
Watched it, found it entirely enchanting, put the DVD in the mailbox and then napped for 5 hours. It is, at the same time, simple fun and entirely poignant. The interviews in the DVD extra are just....joyously odd.
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