ABSTRACT Jacques Demy's Donkey Skin (1970) may seem rather off-beat, to say the least, with its elements of scatological humor, im-plied incest, and wild anachronisms. Still, the film's eye-popping visual design, Brechtian reflexivity, and wickedly tongue-in-cheek approach to the enchanted fairy-tale genre will delight cinephilic audiences in search of a unique and surprising viewing experience.
Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne)
RODNEY HILL is a Marion L. Brittain fellow in Georgia Tech's School of Literature, Communication, and Culture. He has written extensively on Stanley Kubrick and is completing his doctoral dissertation (Uni-versity of Kansas) on the films of Jacques Demy.
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Rodney Hill; Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne). Film Quarterly 1 December 2005; 59 (2): 40–44. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2005.59.2.40
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