Asia | 15:30
It’s been more than 50 years since it first hit the silver screen, and “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” continues to charm audiences. The film tells the story of Geneviève (Catherine Deneuve in her breakout role) and Guy, her love who is drafted to fight in the Algerian War. Their farewell, accompanied by the film’s theme song, “I Will Wait for You,” conveys deep yearning and missed opportunity. Geneviève, who works in her mother’s umbrella shop, discovers she is pregnant and accepts a rich suitor’s proposal, while heartbroken Guy also finds solace with someone else. Director Jacques Demy transformed this seemingly simple love story into a trailblazing cinematic fantasy that is sung from start to finish. This is a delightful masterpiece in kaleidoscopic color, and a rare, wonderful opportunity to view it on the big screen.