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The Young Girls Turn 25
Original title:
Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans
Slovenian title:
Gospodične imajo 25 let
Section:
RETRO: AGNES VARDA
Country, year:
France, 1993
Length:
65
Directed by:
Agnes Varda
Screenplay:
Agnes Varda
Cinematography:
Alexandre Auffort, Stéphane Krausz, Patrick Mounoud, Georges Strouvé, Agnes Varda
Music:
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Subtitles:
slovenian
Language:
French
Voting code:
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Cast:
Catherine Deneuve, Agnes Varda, Michel Legrand, Jacques Perrin, Bertrand Tavernier, Mag Bodard, Bernard Evein, Jean-Louis Frot
Awards:
Cannes 1993, Chicago 1993 (zlata plaketa)

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Description:
A return to Rochefort, the setting of Jacques Demy's 1967 film, The Young Girls of Rochefort. A documentary chronicling the making of this musical, The Young Girls Turn 25 examines the fading of memories and the special significance attached to a certain place.
A film festival is being held in Rochefort to mark the 25th anniversary of Jacques Demy's The Young Girls of Rochefort. Merging footage of both summers, Agnes Varda creates a colourful documentary featuring interviews with townspeople who were present at the shooting, friends of the film and actors Catherine Deneuve, Jacques Perrin and George Chakiris.

"Jacques' death brought back a lot of memories. He was my memory of where we'd been together. The Young Girls Turn 25 and Jacquot were his memory, and I did The World of Jacques Demy, which is a documentary that is an 'answer' to Jacquot de Nantes. … The Young Girls Turn 25 came about because the city did something to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Demy's musical [The Young Girls of Rochefort], and I went to Rochefort for that. … I guess if Jacques were alive, I would not have done these films about him, his work. Things happen the way they have to happen, I guess." (Agnes Varda)