The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Dir. Jacques Demy, 1964
91 min, French with English subtitlles
A young girl in love (Catherine Deneuve) faces a difficult decision to marry for the wellbeing of herself and her family, or wait for her penniless lover to return from war. Told in a musical format and rich with color, the tales of both lovers unfold as their paths progress and intersect over a period of years, in a heartrending love story of romance, loss, and hope.