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Plot
Madame Emery and her daughter Genevive (Deneuve) sell umbrellas at their little boutique in the coastal town of Cherbourg in Normandy, France. Genevive is in love with Guy (Castelnuovo), a handsome young auto mechanic who lives with and cares for his sickly aunt and godmother Elise along with her quiet, dedicated, care-giver, Madeleine (Ellen Farner), a young woman who clearly loves Guy. Subsequently, though, Guy is drafted, and must leave to fight in the Algerian War.
The night before he leaves, he and Genevive make love. She becomes pregnant, and feels abandoned, as he does not write often. At her mother’s insistence, she marries thirtyish Roland Cassard (Marc Michel), a quietly handsome Parisian jeweler who falls in love with Genevive and is willing to wed her, even though she is carrying another man’s child (Cassard had previously wooed the title character in Lola, only to be rejected once the father of her child returnede relates an edited version of this story to Madame Emery with ill-concealed bitterness). The society wedding in a great cathedral shows Genevieve’s upward social and economic movement, but she does not seem at all happy with her situation, and clearly feels trapped.
When Guy returns with a leg injury, he learns that Genevive has married and left Cherbourg, and that the umbrella store is gone. He attempts to ease back into his old life, but becomes rebellious due both to the war and to the loss of Genevive. One day, Guy quits his job after an argument with his boss, and spends a night and a day drinking excessively in seedy port bars. He winds up sleeping with a prostitute named Jenny, whose real name turns out to be also Genevive.
When he returns to his apartment, Madeleine tells him tearfully that his godmother has died. He sees that Madeleine loves him, and cleans up his life with her encouragement. With an inheritance from his aunt, he is able to finance to own a new “American-style” Esso gas station. He asks Madeleine to marry him, and she accepts, though she wonders if he is asking her from despair at Genevive’s actions.
The coda is set in December 1963, approximately five years after the earliest events. Guy is now managing the couple’s Esso station. He’s with his now upbeat and loving wife Madeleine and their little son Franois. It is Christmas Eve. Madeleine and Franois go for a short walk, leaving Guy briefly, after which a new Mercedes pulls in to the station. The mink-clad driver turns out to be a sophisticated, visibly wealthy Genevive, accompanied by her (and Guy’s) daughter Franoise, who remains in the car.
At first shocked to see each other, they go inside the station to talk, and Genevive explains this is the first time she has returned to Cherbourg since her marriage. Her fairly young mother is now dead. Her rich husband and child are the only family she has left. She has evidently had no children by Cassard, and she makes no mention of him. The two converse while Genevive’s car is being filled with gas, and Genevive asks Guy if he wants to meet their daughter. Without comment, and little reflection, he answers “no”, and this leads to their exchanging their final goodbyes. As the film ends, Guy greets his wife with a kiss and plays with his son.
Cast
Catherine Deneuve as Genevive Emery
Nino Castelnuovo as Guy Foucher
Anne Vernon as Madame Emery
Mireille Perrey as Aunt lise
Marc Michel as Roland Cassard
Ellen Farner as Madeleine
Jean Champion as Aubin
Pierre Caden as Bernard
Jean-Pierre Dorat as Jean
Music
The singing was dubbed for each actor in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg:
Danielle Licari: Genevive Emery
Jos Bartel: Guy Foucher
Christiane Legrand: Madame Emery
Georges Blaness: Roland Cassard
Claudine Meunier: Madeleine
Claire Leclerc: Aunt lise
After the film’s release, two of the film’s songs became English-language hits and were recorded by many artists: “I Will Wait For You” and “Watch What Happens” (originally “Recit de Cassard” “Cassard’s Story”). Both were given new English lyrics by lyricist Norman Gimbel. Tony Bennett recorded a classic version of the former song which was released with one version of the soundtrack CD.
Restoration
The current version released on DVD by Koch-Lorber Films is a completely restored version of the original.
The film was shot on Eastman negative stock which rapidly faded and became almost unusable. The various copies of the film used in the cinema circuit also gradually lost their quality, which meant that Umbrellas could never be seen with the rich colours that Demy had intended. Fortunately, Demy had known that the original negative would fade quickly, and thus made negative black and white copies of the original in the three colour bands (a process similar to the creation of the older Technicolor process: see the article on Technicolor for an explanation of this ‘three-strip’ process). These black-and-white prints had greater longevity and in the 1990s, Demy’s wife, film director Agns Varda, headed a project to create a new colour print from the three black and white copies. The resulting film recaptured Demy’s vision of a fantastically colourful Cherbourg.
In addition, composer Michel Legrand assisted in the digital remastering of his score to produce a higher-quality version.
Awards
Prix Louis-Delluc, 1963
Palme d’Or at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival
Critics’ prize for Best Film, by the French Syndicate of Film Critics, 1965
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1964
Nominated for four more Academy Awards in 1966, three for Legrand and Demy, though it did not win any: “Best Song” (for “I Will Wait For You”), “Best Original Score”, “Best Scoring – Adaptation or Treatment” and “Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen”
Stage adaptation
In 1979, an English-language stage adaptation, with translated lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, premiered at the Public Theater.
References
^ At the Movies; A Woman Robs the Cradle, Bernard Weinraub, The New York Times, August 7, 1998
^ Erickson, Glenn (2004-04-03). “DVD Savant Review: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”. dvdtalk.com. http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s1168para.html. Retrieved 2007-12-09. 
^ “Festival de Cannes: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”. festival-cannes.com. http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/archives/ficheFilm/id/2942/year/1964.html. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
External links
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg at the Internet Movie Database
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at Allmovie
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at Rotten Tomatoes
Chicago Reader Review
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