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Monday Night Movies: Children of Paradise
February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm$10
Children of Paradise
February 19 at 6:30pm
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. 1945. Unrated. In French with English subtitles. 190 Min.
Sponsored by Colby Department of French and Italian
Tickets: $10, Free for Students with ID
Series Pass: $55 (admits one to all screenings)
To purchase tickets, please contact the Maine Film Center, 861-8138.