The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) Reviews

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July 26, 2014
Demy once said that his dream was to make 50 films belonging to the same world. With The Essential Jacques Demy, Criterion comes as close to providing the resources for that fantasy as any cinephile could realistically hope.
May 1, 2014
It's so pink this film. If you want a selection of wallpapers to choose from, this film has just about every single one. I think it's lovely.
February 9, 2014
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is inspired as much by Ren Clair's innovative French classic of 1930, Sous les toits de Paris, and the prewar Pagnol Marseilles trilogy (Marius/Fanny/Csar) as by Hollywood.
October 14, 2013
Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand's reinvention of the movie musical has tinsel, Technicolor, and a beating, broken heart.
December 30, 2010
A number of different factors raise this absurdly simple scenario to the level of highest excellence, but the chief among them is surely Michel Legrand's iconic score.
January 30, 2009
A truly unique and wonderful film from a director who stands apart in the French cinema canon.
June 27, 2008
Everything in the movie is heightened; watching it, you may feel as if the screen is emitting caffeine.
March 23, 2008
This bitter-sweet love story set to Michel Legrand's music from writer director Jacques Demy marks the film debut of the then 20 year old Catherine Deneuve, whose delicate beauty and screen presence has enchanted the world ever since
February 21, 2008
August 3, 2007
Modern (for 1964) opera-musical in French is one of a kind.
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