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!)
Mark Steyn on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).