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Children of Paradise

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Children of Paradise
Children of Paradise
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Children of Paradise

New Restoration
(Marcel Carné, 1945)

Tue, June 25, 2013 7 PM

“From the time it was made until now, decade after decade, this film holds up as a masterpiece.”—Woody Allen

Shot in wartime Nice in 1943–44 and considered by many to be the greatest French film ever made, Children of Paradise is an epic romance set in the theaters and on the boulevards of 19th-century Paris. The story of its making is as remarkable as the story the film tells: the composer and designer were Jews hiding from the Nazis, and resistance fighters and pro-Nazi collaborators were among the cast and crew. With Jean-Louis Barrault, Arletty, and Pierre Brasseur. (190 mins., 4K DCP)

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