The Umbrellas of Cherbourg | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Sun 2 Jul / + live music and Q&A

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Cert. U

Classics, Special Screenings

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

92 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 1964 | dir. Jacques Demy, with Catherine Deneuve, Anne Vernon, Nino Castelnuovo, Marc Michel

Guy and Geneviève are very much in love. When they find out that Guy must leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, they share a passionate night. Pregnant and devastated by Guy’s absence, Genevieve must choose whether to wait for Guy or marry a wealthy diamond merchant. A visually intoxicating masterpiece, Demy’s musical with Michel Legrand’s memorable soundtrack won the 1964 Palme d’Or in Cannes.

Preceded by live music with acclaimed London-based contemporary jazz vocalist Brigitte Beraha and her regular duo partner, the pianist John Turville. They will offer their unique interpretation of Michel Legrand‘s soundtrack.

Followed by a Q&A chaired by Sight & Sound magazine writer Michael Brooke with Brigitte Beraha and Jazzwise mag/Jazz on Film Records’ Selwyn Harris

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