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Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne) Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Even on paper this couldn't have seemed such a terrific idea.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
December 23, 2004
An ironically enchanting entertainment for grown-ups.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 21, 2004
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.