Geneviève, a beautiful young Frenchwoman who works at a small-town boutique selling umbrellas, falls for dashing mechanic Guy. Their brief romance is interrupted when Guy is drafted to serve in the Algerian War.
Achingly romantic and dazzling, Jacques Demy’s enchanting classic is a movie musical for the ages and a sight to behold. Accomplished filmmaking, bold colors, and its continuously sung score by Michel Legrand won the film the Palme d’Or, and launched the career of Catherine Deneuve.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria