March 14, 2009

Peau D'ane

This 1970 film adaptation of the classic French fairy tale by Charles Perrault, directed by Jacques Demy and starring Catherine Deneuve and Jean Marais it is completely amazing. The costumes and set design take on the feelof David Bowie steping in with a wand and working his magic. Rather than fuly disguising herself, the princess cleverly wears the donkey skin resting on her back creating the duality between beauty and the beast. Subtle hints like this flow though the film. Supported by outragous but beautiful sets and costumes the film overall is a refreshing and successfull film adaptation to a classic fairy tale, something needed in between Disney films. Print this post