The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Director: Jacques Demy Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1964 Language: French with English subtitles
Starring: Anne Vernon, Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo
In Jacques Demy’s gorgeous operetta, THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, a beautiful young woman (Deneuve) falls for a mechanic (Castelnuovo) and promises to wait for him when he is called off to war, but can their love endure?
Gerwig says UMBRELLAS was a major stylistic inspiration for Barbie, citing “the use of color and the surrealness… that layering of the colors… Everything feels painterly.” Not to mention Margot Robbie’s hairstyles pay homage to Catherine Deneuve’s iconic looks throughout the film.
Ivy: “Umbrellas & Young Girls – Umbrellas is one of my favorites. So beautiful! The color; the music; a true cotton candy melodrama. I have been waiting to see Young Girls on screen, so this is one I am just excited to finally see. I only assume that adding Gene Kelly into a film by Jacques Demy will be magical.”