The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Film • May 20

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This film is a part of our Silver Screen Studies series.

The dazzling, candy-colored musical masterpiece that inspired La La Land. Set to a celebrated jazz score, the Palme d’Or winning film is both an emotionally riveting tale of love between working class youth and a delightful visual confection. Considered by many the most beautiful film ever made, the swooning romance also launched French ingenue Catherine Deneuve to superstardom. 

Directed by Jacques Demy.

Introduction by Heather Heckman, Director, Moving Image Research Collection, University of South Carolina.

1964. France. 92 minutes. Not Rated. In French with English subtitles.