The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, April 1
Catherine Deneuve and sister Françoise Dorléac are twins lifted out of their small-town reveries by a troupe of wandering entertainers led by Mr. American in Paris himself, Gene Kelly. A tribute to American musicals, done in vintage French style: sugary surface, just a hint of the grotesque, and legs. "Not merely charming or amusing, but profoundly moving."-Sight and Sound
A paean to Catherine Deneuve, French design, 1960s chic, MGM musicals, and the songs of Michel Legrand. A boy and girl love, lose, love again, and lose again against an assortment of fabulous wallpaper, singing all the while.
Demy's wife Agnès Varda (Vagabond; The Gleaners and I) crafted this affecting and enlightening portrait of the artist as a young boy in 1940s Nantes. "A one-of-a-kind celebration."-N.Y. Times
Jeanne Moreau is a faded gambler ready for one last spin along the Riviera, accompanied by a puppyish bank clerk. "An exhibition of cinematic personality reminiscent of Dietrich's best."-New York Times
This sequel to Lola finds Anouk Aimée, now a little older and sadder, in Los Angeles, working in a "model shop" where lonely men go to snap photos of beautiful women. "One of the great movies about L.A."-Time Out
A nightclub dancer (Anouk Aimée) waits, against all odds or logic, for the return of the lover who left her with a child seven years earlier. Demy's first feature, "among the most neglected major works of the French New Wave."-Jonathan Rosenbaum