The Umbrellas of Cherbourg


Starlight Room Sun, Jun 5 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1964
Production Country:France
Original Langauge:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jacques Demy
Cast:Anne Vernon
Catherine Deneuve
Marc Michel
Mireille Perrey
Nino Castelnuovo
Screenwriter:Jacques Demy


This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and Geneviève make love. She becomes pregnant and must choose between waiting for Guy's return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.