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GOLDEN EIGHTIES (PG)

Belgium / France, 1986 (MIFF 2008, Cannes Directors' Fortnight Tribute)

Director: Chantal Akerman

GOLDEN EIGHTIES (PG)

“Like Jacques Demy on speed.” - Time Out

Chantal Akerman's candy-coloured musical is set entirely in a Parisian shopping mall, in an unashamed celebration of 80s French pop, young love and friendship.

Peppy, energetic and sprinkled with a plethora of plotlines, Golden Eighties follows three young women at a salon whose hearts are being sent a-pitter-patter by the son of the clothing store proprietor across the way. Their foolhardy pursuits of romance lead to the conclusion: “Love is like a dress - it might look good on the rack, but not on you.”

Stars Delphine Seyrig and French pop star Lio.

“Comparable in force and originality to Godard or Fassbinder, Chantal Akerman is arguably the most important European director of her generation.” - The Village Voice


D Chantal Akerman P Martine Marignac, Marilyn Watelet S Chantal Akerman, Jean Gruault, Léora Barish, Henry Bean, Pascal Bonitzer WS Paradise Films L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/1986/96mins

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