Painted From Memory

Gorgeously blocked out in primary colors, featuring a sung-through score by Michel Legrand and centering on the dazzling Catherine Deneuve (in the role that made her a star), Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is both a movie musical par excellence, and a brilliant deconstruction of the mythologies that underlie the form. A restored print begins a week-long run at Film Forum on Oct. 18, and I offer some thoughts on the film at Cinespect


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