Cover image for The umbrellas of Cherbourg Les parapluies de Cherbourg
The umbrellas of Cherbourg Les parapluies de Cherbourg
Bodard, Mag, 1916- , presenter, film producer.
Publication Information:
Irvington, NY : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 blu-ray disc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Geneviève (Catherine Deneuve), a shop assistant, falls in love with Guy (Nino Castelnuovo), a gas station mechanic. A tender, bittersweet love story, sung throughout in French.
General Note:
1964 motion picture release.

Released as part of the Essential Jacques Demy collection.

Originally released as motion picture in 1964.

Special features: Once upon a time... "The umbrellas of Cherbourg" (2008 documentary directed by Marie Genin and Serge July, features interviews with director Jacques Demy, actors Catherine Deneuve and Marc Michel, composer Michel Legrand, and filmmaker Agnès Varda); Rodney Hill (2014 interview, film scholar Rodney Hill talks about the film and how it embodies characteristics of both the French New Wave and the "tradition of quality" style of French filmmaking); Cinépanorama (director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand are interviewed about the film in this 1964 episode of the French television program Cinépanorama); Michel Legrand at the National Film Theatre (audio excerpt from 1991, Legrand talks to an audience at the National Film Theatre in London about composing music for the films of Jacques Demy); Catherine Deneuve at the National Film Theatre (audio excerpt from 1983, Deneuve talks to an audience at the National Film Theatre in London about working with Jacques Demy); Restoration demonstration; Trailer.
Added Uniform Title:
Parapluies de Cherbourg (Motion picture)

715515119016 (set)
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BLURAY 2584 Adult Blu-ray Disc Foreign Language

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Fate and coincidence, doomed love, and storybook romance surface throughout the French director's films, many of which are further united by the intersecting lives of characters who either appear or are referenced across titles. The works collected here are: Lola; Bay of Angels; The Umbrellas of Cherbourg; The Young Girls of Rochefort; Donkey Skin; Une Chambre En Ville.

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Library Journal Review

Six films representing the delightfully diverse oeuvre of French New Wave filmmaker Demy (1931-90) Lola, Bay of Angels, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, and Une chambre en ville offer signature takes on genres ranging from melodrama to musical. Digitally restored and chock-full of extras, the collection boasts the breakout performance by Catherine Deneuve in the deliriously romantic Cherbourg and the star-making role for Anouk Aimee in Lola. Cinephiles will say oui! (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.