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Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)

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Introduced and with discussion led by Isabelle McNeill (Trinity Hall, Cambridge)

Director: Jacques Demy. Starring: Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo. France/West Germany 1964. 91 mins.

An astonishingly beautiful and unusually operatic product of the French New Wave, Jacques Demy’s sung-through musical romance made Catherine Deneuve a star. It tells a bittersweet story of lovers separated by war, illegitimate pregnancy and social and economic pressure to marry someone you don’t necessarily love.

Co-presented by Alliance Fran├žaise Cambridge. Free admission.

This talk is part of the Reproduction on Film: Sex, Secrets and Lies series.

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