Tribute to Michel Legrand at Alliance Française Dubai

Alliance Française Dubai will pay tribute to the late movie music composer Michel Legrand by screening two films on July 1st and 2nd in the Alliance Française Dubai Theatre.

Both films are directed by Jacques Demy and starring Catherine Deneuve featuring music by Michel Legrand. The films will include English subtitles and free to attend.

This a great chance to watch two of the most iconic and classic films from French cinema on the big screen.

Monday, July 1st at 7.30pm

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg / The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Director: Jacques Demy

Cherbourg, November 1957. Madame Emery and her daughter, Geneviève, run a store called The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Geneviève is in love with Guy, a mechanic working in a garage. When her mother learns of the relationship, she disapproves. Guy live with his aunt, who is seriously ill.

He is called to do his military service in Algeria. The two lovers must part. Pregnant and desperate because she has little news of Guy, Geneviève is forced by her mother to marry Roland Cassard, a rich wholesaler of precious stones. She leaves Cherbourg with her mother.  The film won the Palme d'Or in 1964.

Tuesday, July 2nd at 7:30pm

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort / The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
Director: Jacques Demy

Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano. Maxence is a poet and a painter.

He is doing his military service. Simon owns a music shop, he left Paris once month ago to come back where he fell in love 10 years ago. They are looking for love, looking for each other, without being aware that their ideal partner is very close...