Jacques Demy's ode to the fairy tale by 17th Century author Charles Perrault comes to life with breathtaking brilliance! This epic tale overflows with dazzling colour elaborate costumes and an enchanting score by Oscar-winning composer Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg). Catherine Deneuve stars as a Princess whose father the King (Jean Marais) seeks her hand in marriage after promising his dying wife to only wed a woman more beautiful than she. Listening to her godmother
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French fairytale drama, directed by Jacques Demy. The King (Jean Marais) is distraught at the death of his wife (Catherine Deneuve), and promises never to marry anyone less beautiful than her. But when he is compelled to marry his own daughter (also Deneuve), her fairy godmother manages to save her from this incestuous fate by making her demand impossible gifts, including a suit of clothes made from the skin of a magical donkey that ensures the land's prosperity.