The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

An all-singing 1964 Palme d'Or-winning classic of French cinema, also nominated for five Academy Awards. Stars Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo.

"Cherbourg, November 1957. Madame Emery and her daughter, Geneviève, run a store called The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Geneviève is in love with Guy, a mechanic working in a garage. Their brief romance is interrupted when Guy is drafted to serve in the Algerian War. Pregnant and desperate because she has little news of Guy, Geneviève is forced by her mother to marry Roland, an older businessman, and leaves Cherbourg." (Alliance Française French Film Festival)

Palme d’Or at Cannes 1964
1964Rating: PG, Sexual references91 minsFrance, GermanyFrench with English subtitles
DramaMusicalRomanceWorld CinemaClassic
Director:
Jacques Demy ('The Young Girls of Rochefort', 'Lola', 'Donkey Skin')
Writer:
Jacques Demy
Cast:
Catherine DeneuveNino CastelnuovoAnne VernonMarc Michel
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Variety

Variety

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It takes nerve to make a pic in which all dialog is sung. Also, there is no dancing and this is not a filmed operetta or opera.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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A glorious romantic confection unlike any other in movie history.

Variety

Variety

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It takes nerve to make a pic in which all dialog is sung. Also, there is no dancing and this is not a filmed operetta or opera.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

A glorious romantic confection unlike any other in movie history.

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