• The following short program, which also appears as a supplement in our new box set The Essential Jacques Demy, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the painstaking 2013 digital restoration of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, which brought the film back to its original three-strip color splendor and aural brilliance. It features Demy’s widow, filmmaker Agnès Varda, and his children Mathieu Demy and Rosalie Varda-Demy, who have all devoted many years to keeping the director’s work alive. This video appears courtesy of Ciné-Tamaris.


  • By Winnie
    July 25, 2014
    09:58 PM

    Very informative and educational...thanks Criterion for keeping us informed about restoration techniques!!!!
  • By Michael Eckart
    July 31, 2014
    03:47 PM

    Gorgeous! I wonder if these films will become available individually as well as in a box set.