Umbrellas of Cherbourg Movie Review 1964

Information and Film Reviews for Umbrellas of Cherbourg the Movie

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A bittersweet film operetta with no spoken dialog. Genevieve (Deneuve) is the teenaged daughter of a widow (Vernon) who owns an umbrella shop. She and her equally young boyfriend Guy (Castelnuovo) are separated by his military duty in Algeria. Finding she is pregnant, Genevieve marries the wealthy Roland (Michel), and when her former lover returns, he too marries someone else. But when they meet once again will their love be rekindled? Lovely photography and an evocative score enhance the story. French with subtitles; also available dubbed in English (not with the same effectiveness).

Distribution

Artisan Entertainment, 2700 Colorado Ave., Ste. 200, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Phone: (310)449-9200, Fax: (310)255-3730, URL: http://www.artisanent.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 90 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Musical Drama
Screenplay
Jacques Demy
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Ellen Farner, Marc Michel, Mireille Perrey, Jean Champion, Alfred Wolff, Dorothee Blanck
Cinematography
Jean Rabier
Director
Jacques Demy
Music
Michel Legrand
Producer
Madeleine-Parc-Beta/Laundau

Awards

Cannes 1964: Film.

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