March 03, 2017 at Doc Films at the University of Chicago in Chicago.

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Liked La La Land? Then you’ll love Damien Chazelle’s key inspiration for the film, Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg!

Catherine Deneuve stuns in her first major role, a moving but bittersweet love story between Genevieve (Deneuve) and garage mechanic Guy (Nino Castelnuovo). In a bold experiment by Demy, every line of dialogue is sung, adding a beautiful fluidity across scenes that is enhanced by the film’s rich visuals and vibrant color palette. The influence of Demy’s masterpiece is far-reaching, with Damien Chazelle naming it as an inspiration for La La Land and his favorite film.

3 screenings:
March 3: 7PM and 9PM
March 5: 1:30 PM

Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago (1212 E 59th St)
FORMAT: DCP RUNTIME: 91mins

http://docfilms.uchicago.edu/

Address: 1212 E 59th St, Chicago
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Jacques Demy

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