Film

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Director
Jacques Demy
Certificate
PG
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

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