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SCREENING: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Jacques Demy

  • Embassy of France in the United States 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)
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SCREENING: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Jacques Demy

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 AT 7:00 PM

at La Maison Française - Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

FREE ADMISSION

Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot.

SECURITY RULES: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy.

NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION OR PROPER ID

Name on reservation must match ID.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

 

THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG/ LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG BY JACQUES DEMY
1964 - France - 91 min

In French with English subtitles

As part of its Fall film series "Dance, Sing, Play!," the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of the 1964 film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Jacques Demy.

Cherbourg, November 1957. Madame Emery and her daughter, Geneviève, run an umbrella store. Geneviève is in love with Guy, a mechanic working in a garage. When her mother learns of the relationship, she disapproves. Guy lives with his aunt, who is seriously ill. As he is drafted to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must part. Pregnant and desperate with little news of Guy, Geneviève is forced by her mother to marry Roland Cassard, a rich wholesaler of precious stones.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg won the Palme d'Or at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival and is entirely sung. The film launched 19-year-old Catherine Deneuve to stardom.

Online registration is required for this screening.

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This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5 Monde and the French-American Cultural Foundation.

Earlier Event: September 25
LA PUERTA ABIERTA (THE OPEN DOOR)