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Anouk Aimée (A Man and a Woman) delivers a groundbreaking performance in the title role of Lola, a sultry nightclub entertainer. Left by her sailor lover Michael (Jacques Harden) on the eve of her pregnancy seven years ago, Lola brings up their son while working as a dancer.
She anxiously awaits the return of Michael, who has gone to America to seek his fortune. In his absence, Lola spends time in the company of her childhood friend Roland (Marc Michael) and an American Sailor Frankie (Alan Scott). She is a woman searching for love and would settle down with one of them if her heart did not belong to Michael. Jacques Demy s gorgeously shot B&W debut film is a loving tribute to Max Ophuls that has now been restored to radiant form under the supervision of his widow, award winning film-maker Agnes Varda.