The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Jacques Demy
Liked La La Land? Then you'll love Damien Chazelle's key inspiration for the film, Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg!
Catherine Deneuve stuns in her first major role, a moving but bittersweet love story between Genevieve (Deneuve) and garage mechanic Guy (Nino Castelnuovo). In a bold experiment by Demy, every line of dialogue is sung, adding a beautiful fluidity across scenes that is enhanced by the film's rich visuals and vibrant color palette. The influence of Demy's masterpiece is far-reaching, with Damien Chazelle naming it as an inspiration for La La Land and his favorite film.
March 3: 7PM and 9PM
March 5: 1:30 PM
Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago (1212 E 59th St)
FORMAT: DCP RUNTIME: 91mins
Doc Films at the University of Chicago
1212 E 59th St, Chicago, 60637, IL, United States