V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

PARAPLUIES DES CHERBOURG

V' 06

Les PARAPLUIES DES CHERBOURG

Jacques Demy
F, 1963
91min, OmdU

Les PARAPLUIES DES CHERBOURG

Jacques Demy
F, 1963
, 91min, OmdU

Actors: 
Catherine Deneuve
Nino Castelnuovo
Anne Vernon
Marc Michel
Ellen Farner
Mireille Perrey
Harald Wolff
Rosalie Varda
Hervé Legrand

Production: 
Mag Bodard, Gilbert de Goldschmidt
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
35 mm/Farbe

Geneviève, 16, lives with her widow mother, who owns an umbrella shop in Cherbourg. She and Guy, an auto mechanic, are in love and want to marry. But her mother does not agree. She thinks Geneviève is too young and Guy is not wealthy enough. Guy leaves for two years in the army, and Geneviève is pregnant. She still loves Guy, although she has little news from him. Because the baby needs a father she marries Roland Cassard, a rich gem dealer, who fell in love with her at first sight and promised to bring up the child as his own... A movie whose dialogue is entirely sung.
While Jacques Demy's two earlier features, <![CDATA[<i>]]>Lola<![CDATA[</i>]]>(1961) and <![CDATA[<i>]]>Bay of Angels<![CDATA[</i>]]> (1963), had been acclaimed, <![CDATA[<i>]]>The Umbrellas of Cherbourg<![CDATA[</i>]]> achieved stratospheric commercial success throughout the world as well as critical rapture, receiving the Palme d'Or at Cannes, five Oscar nominations (including best foreign language film, original screenplay, and music), and a spate of international awards; even its soundtrack album became a huge bestseller.

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