French filmmaker Jacques Demy’s New Wave interpretation of the musical “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” (1964) is perhaps his most famous film, but he made numerous other unusual musicals, including “The Young Girls of Rochefort” (1967) and “Lady Oscar” (1979), which was co-produced in Japan and France and inspired by Riyoko Ikeda’s popular manga “The Rose of Versailles.”
This exhibition celebrating Demy’s achievements through stills, film-location photos, sketches and art work was originally held at Cinematheque Francaise last year, and this is the first time the works are being shown in Asia; Aug. 28-Dec. 14.
National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; 3-7-6 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. Kyobashi Stn. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ¥210. Closed Mon. 03-5777-8600; www.momat.go.jp