Episode 25: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

, with special guest:
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

French. Charming. COLORFUL. (Did we mention colorful?)

Citizens of Jazzhandia, this week we go international with guest Melissa Kaercher who shows us THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (which neither Vinnie nor Windy had seen!).

We actually recorded this the same night as THE LAST FIVE YEARS and it made for a surprisingly eloquent double feature about the relationships of youth, and the conflict between our dreams and our needs.

The movie inspired much of the visual look of LA LA LAND, and wow – is it obvious! Much of our discussion focused on the visuals – hard to encapsulate in words – so we hope you’ll seek this out and take a look yourself.


The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Wallpaper. Her dress MATCHES the WALLPAPER. (And every single room has more breath-taking Wallpaper.)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg


The Umbrellas of Cherbourg







The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg poster Rating: 7.8/10 (24,151 votes)
Director: Jacques Demy
Writer: Jacques Demy (scenario and dialogue)
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel
Runtime: 91 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Released: 16 Dec 1964
Plot: A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision.

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