Lola (1961)

Jacques Demy's auspicious debut -- "a musical without music" set in the port city of Nantes -- stars Anouk Aimée as the title character, a cabaret singer awaiting the return of Michel (Jacques Hardin), her long-absent lover… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1961
DVD Release Date: December 9, 2003
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Demy gently mocks romantic movie effects, which he employs more romantically than ever.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Pleasantly conceived romantic roundelay.

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Emanuel Levy

Decades after it was made, Lola, Demy's auspicious directing debut starring Anouk Aimee, is just as impressive, lyrical and touching as it was in 1961.

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Ken Stachnik
Beautiful and Boring
Eric Broome
Not the femme-fatale tale which I expected, "Lola" is a slice of life about a well-meaning cabaret dancer (Anouk Aimee) torn between three men: a… More
Stefanie C
beautifully shot. the plot had so much potential for intertwining of stories (such as parralels for the ceciles, the blond sailors, etc), but these didn't… More
Robert Brogan
Lola has the characteristics of French New Wave films that I enjoy -- charm, grace, pensiveness, humor. It does not have them in spades like some of the… More
Jennifer Xu
Good breakthrough movie by Jacques Demy. Came across a little uneven and the so-called "reality" was punctuated by a series of coincidences, but I can… More