The Umbrellas of Cherbourg [Les Parapluies de Cherbourg]

Paris: Parc Film, Circa 1964. Two vintage oversize borderless photographs, one of Catherine Deneuve and Anne Vernon, and one of Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo, from the 1964 film. Both with provenance stamp of film scholar and author "Jean-Pierre Berthome," one with cropping annotations in holograph ink, on the verso.

One of director Demy's most beloved films, about a young woman in Cherbourg who falls in love with a man who is promptly drafted into the Algerian War. A classic of French cinema, with every word of dialogue sung in recitative. The first French film musical shot in color, and the movie that made Deneuve a star.

Winner of the Palme d'Or and two other prizes at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival, and nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay.

Set and shot on location in Cherbourg, Normandy, France.

12 x 8.75 inches. Very Good plus, with light edgewear, one with three pinholes to corners, and one with a single pinhole and a small piece of cello tape on recto to upper left corner.

Criterion Collection 716. Godard, Histoire(s) du cinema.


[Book #151004]