Monday, February 2, 2009

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Directed by Jacques Demy

This is a film whose packaging has always caught my eye in the DVD section. To me it seemed like a romantic, bright French musical. I got two things right. This is a very romantic musical, but overall a very sad film.

I have only seen a couple of films with Catherine Deneuve in them, and they are mostly from recent years. It was very interesting to see one of her earlier films. It is easy to see why she has become such an acclaimed actress. She has great screen presence. She does bring a glowing quality to the film.

Rustin Allison

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