The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

1964, 91m, DCP, France/West Germany

Demy’s masterpiece tells of a great love that turns out not to be a great love at all, as the seemingly inseparable Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo discover that life is more complicated than they imagined. Michel Legrand’s immortal music and the film’s visual style—both sweeping and intimate—combine to create a breathtaking work of art.

In French with English subtitles

A film by Jacques Demy