Paper Size: 30 x 40 cm Edition of 20 photograph is signed and numbered by the artist.
Anouk Aimee (Lola) with Alan Scott in the role of American sailor Frankie, who is vying for Lola's affection.
The dancing American sailors featured in Lola heavily references Hollywood genre films of the period. Described by Demy as a 'musical without music', the film centres around cabaret singer and single mother Lola (Aimee).
Taking place in the costal French city of Nantes, a young man Roland (Marc Michel) is living unremarkably until a chance encounter with Lola leads to him vying for her affection, and they become lovers. However, Lola is preoccupied with her former lover Michel, who abandoned her and her son years earlier. In the end, against all odds, Michel returns to Nantes for Lola, apparently very successful and hoping to marry her, just as she is leaving for another job in Marseille and Roland is also leaving town. Their paths do not cross.
Cinematographer for A bout de souffle (Breathless), Raoul Coutard's rich black and white images underscore the narrative of the importance of luck and chance in love. The film was restored and re-released by Demy's widow, French filmmaker Agnes Varda.