“We shouldn’t joke, it had to work, basta, Jacques Demy took care of everything, from A to Z, it was concrete”, remembers Yves Agostini, 78, assistant operator on the set of Donkey Skin in 1970. This cult film celebrated its 50e anniversary (Arte republishes it). The story of the barely widowed king (Jean Marais) who wants to marry his only daughter (Catherine Deneuve) has been remembered. “Jacques was inspired by the tale of Perrault, but also by the universe of Cocteau, he wanted to make a film “Peace and love”, to inject fun and references to please children and adults ”, explains Rosalie Varda-Demy, her daughter, who as a child was an extra on the feature film. And just published with Emmanuel Pierrat Once upon a time Donkey skin .
“It was not copied, it was his Donkey Skin, that’s why it still works and is timeless ”, ensures Jacques Perrin, who donned the red clothes of the celibate prince. But in one aspect