The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Director:   Jacques Demy
Year:   1964
Language:   French and English
Time:   91 minutes

Young love flourishes in 1950s Cherbourg, France until the world imposes complications in this tale told exclusively through song and sung dialogue. The film received the Palme d'Or at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival.

Not Rated.

Post-film discussion led by Mary Stanley.


About the director Jacques Demy.

Other background on the film.

A selection of reviews of the film.