The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Writer-director Jacques Demy pulled off the rare feat of paying homage to the classic tradition of movie musicals while making a groundbreaking work in the form with this melancholy and visually dazzling sung-through musical about the life and loves of a young woman (Catherine Deneuve at her most achingly vulnerable).

Writer-director Jacques Demy pulled off the rare feat of paying homage to the classic tradition of movie musicals while making a groundbreaking work in the form with this melancholy and visually dazzling sung-through musical about the life and loves of a young woman (Catherine Deneuve at her most achingly vulnerable). Michel Legrand earned three Oscar nominations for his music, including for the haunting ballad “I Will Wait for You.” 

Director: Jacques Demy. Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel. 1964. 92 min. France. Color. French. DCP.

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