Les parapluies de Cherbourg | The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Directed by Jacques Demy On the 24th of January

France/Allemagne - 1964 - color - 90' - In French with English subtitles - 35mm
With Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon

Jacques Demy
Jean Rabier
Anne-Marie Cotret
Michel Legrand
Produced by :
Parc Film, Madeleine Film, Beta Film
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Madame Emery owns an umbrella shop in Cherbourg. She doesn’t approve the relationship of her daughter, Geneviève, with Guy, a young auto mechanic who hasn’t even accomplished his military service. Guy must depart for a tour of duty in the Algerian war and before he leaves, he spends the night with Geneviève who promises to wait for his return. But she becomes pregnant.

Selective filmography


1961 : Lola

1963 :
La baie des anges
1964 :
Les parapluies de Cherbourg
1967 :
Les demoiselles de Rochefort
1970 :
Peau d’âne
1982 :
Une chambre de ville

Festivals and Awards



1964 : Golden Palm, Cannes Film Festival

1964 : Louis Delluc Prize


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