The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Artist Minna Gilligan and Heide curator Sue Cramer will discuss how this pop-art cinematic musical inspired the exhibition Dancing Umbrellas: An Exhibition of Movement and Light, before a rare screening of this 1964 French film at Cinema Nova in Carlton.

Art Screening previously on at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 18 May 2016 to Wednesday 18 May 2016

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An angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colours, and told entirely through the lilting songs of the great composer Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time. (G)

Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes