Musicals Season

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (PG)

Jacques Demy’s captivating, colourful musical capturing the story of first love…
A ravishing mix of music, romance and fertile cinematic invention that made a star of Catherine Deneuve. Its beautiful snow scenes make it the perfect film for the Winter and it’s a joyous escape from the doom and gloom outside.

Deneuve, stars as Geneviève, a teenager who works in an umbrella shop with her mother, Madame Emery. She has fallen in love with Guy, a handsome local car mechanic, but her mother disapproves of the relationship and wants her daughter to find a man with better prospects, especially as the shop is struggling. The war in Algeria means Guy has to complete national service and the pair spend the night together before he leaves. They swear undying love and plan to marry, but can their love survive the separation?

Fans of the film include the writer Kurt Vonnegut and its influence can be seen in the work of Baz Luhrmann, Damien Chazelle and Wes Anderson.

BBFC Insight: infrequent mild bad language, sex references
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