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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort 

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Image courtesy of Janus Films

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Image courtesy of Janus Films

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Image courtesy of Janus Films

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Image courtesy of Janus Films

The Young Girls of Rochefort

The Young Girls of Rochefort

Image courtesy of Janus Films

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg - 50th Anniversary - on Blu-Ray and DVD
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967)  - trailer

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
The Young Girls of Rochefort

(Jacques Demy, 1964)
(Jacques Demy, 1967)

2nd film screens at 8:40 PM

A Summer Abroad '14

Join us on a cinematic world tour with stops in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Japan, and the Czech Republic. Our tour guides are some of the most revered directors in film history, including the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Jacques Demy, Alain Resnais, Stanley Kubrick, and Nagisa Oshima. See all the titles on our big screen, many in new or recent restorations.

Thu, July 10, 2014 7 PM

As lush, romantic, emotional, and rapturous a film as could be imagined, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is an equally joyful and melancholy ode to young love as Catherine Deneuve falls for a mechanic who goes off to war. Most famously, every line of dialogue in the film—from car mechanics’ banter to young lovers’ vows—is sung, but the vivid colors, elegant cinematography, and luscious score are equally memorable. (91 mins., DCP) Jacques Demy followed up Umbrellas with another musical, The Young Girls of Rochefort, which stars Catherine Deneuve and her real-life sister Françoise Dorléac as twins who dream of the big city. Another film about missed connections and second chances, Young Girls features a more effervescent tone and an optimism that’s a tribute to classic Hollywood musicals (and indeed Gene Kelly and cast members from West Side Story make appearances). (126 mins., DCP)