I have recently been in touch with the film director Pierre Koralnik, who made one of my very favourite films: Anna (1967).
If you’ve not seen Anna, well, you should. It’s a musical, and whilst I don’t usually like musicals too much myself, this is a great musical thanks to Serge Gainsbourg’s superb soundtrack. It stars the lovely Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Serge Gainsbourg, Eddy Mitchell, and Marianne Faithfull amongst others. It is so incredibly stylish and pop-art – it’s a “must see” as far as I’m concerned.
Pierre Koralnik has told me that on Saturday 20 August 2016 the Mayor of Deauville will be unveiling a plaque in honour of this wonderful film, which was partly filmed on the beach at Deauville. This is great news and very well-deserved. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area on that date you can go along and listen to Anna Karina and Pierre Koralnik (and others) discussing the film before the plaque is formally unveiled at 7pm. More details are available here: http://www.deauville.fr/fetes-et-manifestations/sous-le-soleil-exactement
Anna is available on DVD complete with the CD soundtrack.