PEAU D’ÂNE (DONKEY SKIN)
With Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin
France – Drama – 1975 – 100mins
In French with English subtitles
Peau d’Âne (English: Donkey Skin) is a 1970 French musical film directed by Jacques Demy. It is also known by the English titles Once Upon a Time and The Magic Donkey. The film was adapted by Demy from Donkeyskin, a fairy tale by Charles Perrault about a king who wishes to marry his daughter. It stars Catherine Deneuve and Jean Marais, with music by Michel Legrand.
Donkey Skin also proved to be Demy’s biggest success in France with a total of 2,198,576 admissions.