This visually intoxicating, bittersweet romance pays homage to the Hollywood musical and is a major influence on directors including Wes Anderson and Damien Chazelle (La La Land).
Guy, a mechanic, has fallen in love with Geneviève, an employee in her widowed mother's struggling umbrella shop. After Guy leaves for military service in Algeria, Geneviève discovers she is pregnant. She must choose between waiting for Guy's return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.
Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO.
Running time: 1h53, including ads and trailers.
Part of Screen Focus: Classic Musicals - a rare opportunity to enjoy four glorious musicals on the big screen!