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Three Seats for the 26th: Tales of Love: The Enchanted World of Jacques Demy

Film - Feature | August 24 | 8:20 p.m. | PFA Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, Ca 94720

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

"Quirky, appealing, and, in effect, Demy’s farewell to cinema."—Time Out

(Trois places pour le 26). Demy’s last film is a retrospective, self-reflexive tribute to the romance of show business. Yves Montand stars as himself, returning to his hometown of Marseille to rehearse an autobiographical revue. When his costar abruptly quits, a new leading lady arrives in the form of a stagestruck gamine—who, unbeknownst to the characters themselves, may be Montand’s illegitimate daughter. In Demy’s particular brand of backstage musical, singing shopgirls in gaily colored dresses dream of instant stardom and get it, while the suggestion of incest is merely a complication en route to a happy ending. Michel Legrand’s music meets the MTV eighties in dance numbers by Michael Peters, choreographer for Michael Jackson.

—Juliet Clark

• Written by Demy. Photographed by Jean Penzer. With Yves Montand, Mathilda May, Fran.oise Fabian, Patrick Fierry. (103 mins, In French with English subtitles, Color, 35mm, From Pathé)

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808.