[The Umbrellas of Cherbourg] The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, 1964 ©Zeitgeist Films/Photofest.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, 1964 ©Zeitgeist Films/Photofest.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy, 1964, France, 95 minutes)
Probably the most famous and beloved of all French musicals, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg remains a key work of the French New Wave. Every element of the sound in the film (including dialogue and background noise) is worked into Michel Legrand’s continuous score.