The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
aka Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
First screened in August 2000 / Most recently screened in May 2004
Director: Jacques Demy. Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Ellen Farner, Marc Michel, Mireille Perry, Jean Champion, Jane Carat, Harald Wolff. Screenplay: Jacques Demy.

Twitter Capsule: Inventive, layered, not quite emotionally walloping. Engineering is bright, tuneful, but a little cold?

VOR:   Stylistic innovator that millions have always loved. Hugely influential and sui generis: a neat trick.

Photo © 1964 Parc Film/Madeleine Film/Beta Film,
© 1996 Zeitgeist Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations (1964):
Best Foreign Language Film

Academy Award Nominations (1965):
Best Original Screenplay: Jacques Demy
Best Musical Score (Substantially Original): Michel Legrand & Jacques Demy
Best Musical Score (Adaptation or Treatment): Michel Legrand
Best Original Song: "I Will Wait for You"

Golden Globe Nominations (1965):
Best Foreign Language Film

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'or (Best Picture); Technical Grand Prize (Demy); OCIC Award (tie)

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