Jacques Demy Marathon Part III of III • Screened at The Frida Cinema
THAT CINEMATIC UNIVERSE REVEAL. HOW DID I NOT SEE IT COMING?
Self-aware slice of fantasia harkening to the Gene Kelly Hollywood era but stuck by default in its era of French New Wave bleakness. Though, I didn’t take this as a strictly woeful tragedy — more of an acceptance of it and how true love doesn’t need to be “the life” when looking forward since it’s not the sole gateway to bliss — but I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a plethora of intentional choices here to make the two lovers’ departure from fairytale idealism anything but an unreturned maneuver when considering the peers that influenced them. I know what you did now Damien Chazelle.
But, let’s be honest here fellas: more importantly than any of this…
The color, the color, THE COLOR!
“The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” is now available to stream on The Criterion Channel.