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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Released 1965
Distributor American International Pictures

Starring Catherine Deneuve, Jacques Demy’s dramatic musical won raves for its unique blend of popular music and light opera leanings (the film’s dialog is recited in rhythmic cadence). Michel Legrand composed the score and the brilliantly bright photography was courtesy of Jean Rabier.

About Robert Weide

Robert Weide's documentary films include The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell; the Emmy-winning W.C. Fields Straight Up; Mort Sahl: The Loyal Opposition; Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (which won an Emmy Award and was Oscar-nominated); and Woody Allen: A Documentary. He has worked in narrative features as Producer and Writer of Mother Night, Director of How to Lose Friends & Alienate People and Co-Writer of the 2014 adaptation of The Giver. Weide was Executive Producer and principal Director of the HBO series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and created, wrote and directed the 2014 British comedy/drama series Mr. Sloane for Sky Atlantic. He is currently in post-production on a documentary, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time, which he commenced filming in 1988. Weide is the recipient of three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe and a DGA Award.