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Double Feature with WINGS OF DESIRE
1964 • dir Jacques Demy w/Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel • 91 min • DCP
For a little winter-time cinematic comfort, we offer a double feature of these two gorgeous, poignant, and achingly romantic classics. In Jacques Demy’s operetta, THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, a beautiful young woman (Deneuve) falls for a mechanic (Castelnuovo) and promises to wait for him when he is called off to war… but can their love endure? In Wim Wenders’ haunting WINGS OF DESIRE, an angel (Ganz) fated to silently observe the living becomes enamored with a lonely trapeze artist (Dommartin) and allows himself to fall to Earth simply to be able to approach her.
“A glorious romantic confection unlike any other in movie history.”
– Hal Hinson, Washington Post
“What’s so overpoweringly beautiful about The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg is that it matches human-scaled feelings of regret with the color and intensity of the movies Demy loved as a boy.”
– Noel Murray, The Dissolve
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