The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

In cinemas 6 December 2019.

Watch the trailer for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

“Pure cinematic magic”
★★★★★ Empire

“Demy conjures up a work of sheer cinematic delight”
★★★★★ BBC

Guy, an auto mechanic, has fallen in love with Geneviève, an employee in her widowed mother’s chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a tour of combat in Algeria, the two share a passionate night, resulting in Geneviève’s pregnancy. She must choose between waiting for Guy’s return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.

Described by Jacques Demy as “a film in song”, the visually intoxicating The Umbrellas of Cherbourg pays homage to the Hollywood musical and is a major influence on directors including Damien Chazelle and Wes Anderson.



From 6 December
BFI Southbank
Cine Lumiere
Picturehouse Central
Queens Film Theatre

12 December
Ashford Picturehouse
Bath Little Theatre
Bromley Picturehouse
Cambridge Arts
Central Picturehouse
Crouch End Picturehouse
East Dulwich Picturehouse
Exeter Picturehouse
FACT Liverpool
Fulham Picturehouse
Hackney Picturehouse
Henley Regal Picturehouse
Norwich Cinema City
Phoenix Oxford
Southampton Harbour Lights
Stratford East Picturehouse
Stratford upon Avon Picturehouse
West Norwood Picturehouse
York Picturehouse

From 15 December
Mareel Shetlands

From 16 December
Dundee Contemporary Arts

16 December
Rex Berkhamsted

From 20 December
Broadway Nottingham
HOME Manchester
IFI Dublin

23 December
Firstsite Colchester

From 27 December
Edinburgh Filmhouse
Glasgow Film Theatre

From 29 December
Birmingham Electric

29 December
Odyssey St Albans

31 December
Hyde Park Leeds


2 January
Chapter Cardiff

12 January
Storyhouse Chester


9 February
Stamford Arts Centre

14 February
Leighton Buzzard Theatre

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

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