The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
A film by Jacques Demy
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon
Rain splashes on cobblestones, multi-colored umbrellas fill the streets, ardent lovers meet, music fills the air, and Cherbourg is transformed into an ethereal vision! Demy’s artistry and Bernard Evein’s production design turned the streets of Cherbourg into the romantic setting for the meeting of the young lovers, played by Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo.
Every line of dialogue, from mechanic’s jargon to the lovers’ impassion vows, is sung to Michel Legrand’s now classic score, and the unforgettable climax reduced packed houses around the world to bittersweet tears. When it premiered in 1964, nothing like Demy’s French New Wave musical fantasy had ever been seen before!
Umbrellas of Cherbourg made 20-year-old Catherine Deneuve internationally famous, took the top prize and Best Actress award at Cannes, earned five Oscar nominations and has stood the test of time, enchanting audiences for five decades.
THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG has stood the test of time as beautifully as Deneuve.
—Los Angeles Times
- Production Year
- Countries of Production
- France, Germany
- Running Time
- 91 mins
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