Children of Paradise
Director: Marcel Carné Run Time: 191 min. Rating: Unrated Release Year: 1945 Language: French w/ English subtitles
Starring: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcel Herrand, María Casares, Pierre Brasseur
Tagline: 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.
Critic Quotes: “Poetry with a capital “P,” sprinkled with fairy dust.” – New Yorker
“A marvelously witty, ineffably graceful rondo of passions and perversities.” – Time Out
Tuesday, September 5, 2023: 7:00
Ticket Prices: $10.00 (No discounts/passes)