Mark Steyn on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Mark Steyn, that connoisseur of all things musical, has just posted a love letter to Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), starring Catherine Deneuve. FWIW, I happened to review this film myself, back in my student-reporter days, when the restored edition came out in the mid-1990s; you can read my review on page 12 of this PDF file, but it’s Steyn’s write-up that has me itching to see the film again. (I have a copy of the soundtrack album, but it doesn’t come with subtitles!)

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).


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