Logofb

Trailers...

  • #BKKY
  • Miss Bulalacao
  • Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things
  • Hanky Code: The Movie
  • Weekends
  • Tchindas
  • Jason and Shirley
  • Enactone
  • Cat Skin
  • Prom King, 2010
  • Varichina - The True Story of the Fake Life of Lorenzo de Santis
  • Before Homosexuals
  • Dear White People
  • American Gods
  • Boys in the Trees
  • Denial
  • Deep Water
  • Ned's Project
  • Beach House (The)
  • Day Will Come (The)
  • Silent Valley (The)
  • Pink
  • Gemini (The)
  • Perfect Strangers
  • Axe Murders of Villisca (The)
  • Victor's Last Class
  • Blackout Experiments (The)
  • Feud
  • Gender Revolution
  • Even Lovers Get the Blues
  • Foreign Body
  • Other Kids (The)
  • Strange Weather
  • Akron
  • Pursuit of Normality (The)
  • Prep&Me
  • Walking Out
  • Most Hated Woman in America (The)
  • Very Sordid Wedding (A)
  • Beauty and the Beast

Umbrellas of Cherbourg (The)

France, French, 91 mins

Original Title

Les parapluies de Cherbourg
  • Director: Jacques Demy
  • Writer: Jacques Demy
  • Producer: Mag Bodard; Gilbert de Goldschmidt

CGiii Comment

Yes...it looks utterly fantastic. The epitome of cinema.
 
But...once they open their mouths...it all goes pear-shaped.
 
For those who don't know...the dialogue is sung...badly.
 
Sometimes that singing coincides with the music...more often, the jazz score is at odds with the singers...who deliver some of the most unremarkable lines ever written.
 
Demy - a closeted bisexual - had a definite understanding of and appreciation for Hollywood camp...unfortunately, the writing does no justice to the candy-coloured visuals.
 
Much-loved by many...inexplicably.

Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

A young girl separated from her lover by war faces a life altering decision.

Cast & Characters

Catherine Deneuve as Genevieve Emery;
Nino Castelnuovo as Guy Foucher;
Anne Vernon as Madame Emery;
Marc Michel as Roland Cassard;
Ellen Farner as Madeleine;
Mireille Perrey as Tante Elise;
Jean Champion as Aubin;
Pierre Caden as Bernard;
Jean-Pierre Dorat as Jean;
Bernard Fradet as Gas Station Apprentice

Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment. Optional login below.