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Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Cabaret Cinema

Friday, February 27, 2015
9:30 PM–11:30 PM

1964, France/West Germany, Jacques Demy, 91 min, French with English subtitles With Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, and Anne Vernon

Geneviève works with her mother in a small umbrella shop in Cherbourg, and is in love with Guy, a local mechanic. Their romance comes to a screeching halt when he is drafted to fight in the Algerian War. Despite her pregnancy and longing to be with Guy again, Geneviève’s mother ensures that there is more than just distance between the two lovers”¦ “Though Umbrellas’ visuals are candy-colored, Demy’s worldview is more bittersweet. Love is central here — this is a French film, after all — but who ends up with whom has more emotional complexity than you might expect from an all-singing pastel universe.” ““ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, March 2014

“What’s so overpoweringly beautiful about The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is that it matches human-scaled feelings of regret with the color and intensity of the movies Demy loved as a boy.” ““ Noel Murray, The Dissolve, July 2014

Tickets: $10.00

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