An old film with a movie on the roll.

Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1965) | Jacques Demy | 1h 33min

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 colors, 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.

Winner of the Palm d’Or at the 1965 Canes Film Festival.


Fabulous Films are Open to the Public, and admission is free or by donation to the VIU Cowichan Student Emergency Fund.

Screenings take place at the VIU Cowichan Lecture Theatre, in Room 140 at 2011 University Way (Totem Entrance).

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