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3 - 17 July 2022: Bay of Angels


Bay of Angels
Jacques Demy, 1963, 79 min
French with English subtitles  

This precisely wrought, emotionally penetrating romantic drama from Jacques Demy, set largely in the casinos of Nice, is a visually lovely but darkly realistic investigation into love and obsession. A bottle-blonde Jeanne Moreau is at her blithe best as a gorgeous gambling addict, and Claude Mann is the bank clerk drawn into her risky world. Featuring a mesmerizing score by Michel LegrandBay of Angels is among Demy’s most sombre works.