Visions of Europe: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

BBFC RatingVisions of Europe: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Showing: 13 April 2024 , 16 April 2024

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Sat 13 Apr 2024
Tue 16 Apr 2024

GenreMusical, Romance
Director(s)Jacques Demy
Writer(s)Jacques Demy
CountryFrance, West Germany
Running Time1HR 32MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles
SeasonVisions of Europe

An angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy.

She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly.

Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through the lilting songs of the great composer Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time.

From 29 March to 18 April, Visions of Europe returns to celebrate the breadth of European cinema. With a handpicked selection of films, we take in the best of European film including previews, festival hits and classics returning to the big screen. This year, all Visions of Europe screenings are Pay What You Can, find out more.