The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Jacques Demy
Running Time
92 mins

Jacques Demy’s 1964 homage to his beloved Hollywood musicals, with Catherine Deneuve as a young woman who works in her widowed mother’s umbrella shop and marries a diamond merchant for security after she falls pregnant by a mechanic. It’s insubstantial and sugary, yet inexplicably popular.

It’s back on screen in the BFI musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen season.

By robin askew, Friday, Nov 29 2019

Related listings

Related articles