1964 | cert 1964 | 93 mins | musical
Director: Jacques Demy
Cast includes: Catherine Denevue, Nino Castelnuovo
Rain splashes on cobblestone streets, multi-colored parapluies pop up against pastel walls, and ardent lovers rendezvous, while music fills the air. Nothing like Jacques Demy's musical fantasy had ever been seen before, as Bernard Evein's production design and Demy's own artistry transformed the actual streets of Cherbourg, on which lovers Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo meet, into the most ethereal of creations; while every line of dialogue, from mundane car mechanics' jargon to the transcendence of the young lovers' impassioned vows, is sung to Michel Legrand's now-classic score.