Sun 20 Dec / + Ciné Salon

Les Enfants du paradis

Cert. U

Classics, Festivals & Series

Children of Paradise

190 mins

in French with English subtitles

France | 1945 | b&w | dir. Marcel Carné, with Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur

In the context of our Sunday French Classics: 120 Years of Cinema Season, this ultimate classic was picked by Natacha, a member of staff at the Institut français.
Je m’appelle Garance. C’est l’nom d’une fleur
Arletty, sublime and evasive flower, makes hearts beat as well as the tempo of the film, marvelously crafted by an unmatched duo of poets: Marcel Carné et Jacques Prévert. One of the best films ever.
Natacha, Head of Marketing and PR at the Institut francais du Royaume-Uni

In the Parisian theatre world of the early 19th century, the fates of four men – a brilliant mime artist, a great romantic actor, an aristocrat and a ruthless master criminal – are intertwined. All four love and are loved – at least for a time – by the beautiful, free-spirited Garance. Widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, its spectacular magic can be fully appreciated on the big screen.

Followed by a Ciné Salon with Nick Walker

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