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Cine-Club: Discussion of Les Enfants du Paradis by Marcel Carné

April 29 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Poetic realism reached sublime heights with Children of Paradise, widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time. This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century Paris’s theatrical demimonde, filmed during World War II, follows a mysterious woman (Arletty) loved by four different men (all based on historical figures): an actor, a criminal, a count, and, most poignantly, a mime (Jean-Louis Barrault, in a longing-suffused performance for the ages). With sensitivity and dramatic élan, director Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques Prévert resurrect a world teeming with hucksters and aristocrats, thieves and courtesans, pimps and seers. And thanks to a major new restoration, this iconic classic looks and sounds richer and more detailed than ever.

The movie is 190 minutes in 2 parts (C’est toute une histoire…), so please watch them both.

Watch the Trailer

One of the most famous clips is the pantomime scene

Available to rent on Amazon Prime and Apple TV

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