Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 352: Tue Dec 17

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy, 1964): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.40pm & NFT2, 8.30pm

Chicago Reader review:
Jacques Demy's 1964 "film opera," with music by Michel Legrand, has a reputation for sappiness it doesn't deserve. The chief feature of Demy's direction is his deft avoidance of the pat, the obvious, and the sentimental, which is no mean feat when you're dealing with material as self-consciously simple as this. Catherine Deneuve loses her fiance to the draft; he's wounded and doesn't write, so she reluctantly marries someone else.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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