Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne) Reviews

November 20, 2007
November 14, 2007
An odd but charming combination of a number of fairy tales, blended with anachronistically modern touches and mixed up with adult themes disguised in the form of mythic euphemisms.
February 9, 2006
Even on paper this couldn't have seemed such a terrific idea.
August 11, 2005
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.
July 4, 2005
June 4, 2005
If you see just one film with a donkey that craps gold and jewels, see this one.
May 20, 2005
May 9, 2005
There's plenty of disguised sex in Donkey Skin.
April 5, 2005
[B]ursts with wild colors, a simmering sexuality, and a Broadway-style score... this is a sumptuous experience, emotionally, visually, and aurally...
February 10, 2005
It's both innocent and bizarre, with a mischievous sense of fantasy marked by simple but striking cinematic magic.
January 14, 2005
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.
January 6, 2005
Tuneful, colorful, delightful.
December 23, 2004
An ironically enchanting entertainment for grown-ups.
December 21, 2004
Demy loved romantic navet, but he loved the wreckage of human whim just as much, and for him this chestnut harbored both in its shell.
March 29, 2004
Demy creates a surreal dream world that is estranged from the reality of time or place.
July 30, 2002
January 1, 2000
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.