Restoration Spotlight

Restoring The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Inside Criterion / Tech Corner — Jul 21, 2014

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.