The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
DIRECTOR: JACQUES DEMY
CAST: CATHERINE DENEUVE, NINO CASTELNUOVO, ANNE VERNON
Demy’s poignant, particolored, all-singing musical tracks the budding romance between ridiculously good-looking young couple Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo. The discovery of true love is depicted in a spree of bright, playful springtime hues and trilling, thrilling song, only for the star-crossed amour to conclude with a white-out and the most wrenching Christmas scene in all of cinema: a steady fall of stage snow, a dash of tinsel, a gas station office pregnant with regret, a swell of music, and a heavenward lift of the camera. It might just break your heart.