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Films on the Beach 2018: Children of Paradise

Part of Films on the Beach 2018

The French Embassy Cultural Services in partnership with the France Florida Foundation for the Arts and the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs, present Films on the Beach around the theme of the Five Senses curated by Diliana Alexander, founder and director of Filmgate Miami. The fifth film of the festival, which is screening at the Miami Beach Cinematheque as part of its special program: "Highlights of World Cinema from the 40's", is the spectacular 4K restored version of Marcel Carné's cinematic masterpiece Children of Paradise.

SCREENING IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC !

Sunday Nov 18 - 7:30pm: Miami Beach Cinematheque screening: 
Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) by Marcel Carné (2017)

Curator's comment:
"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..." Diliana Alexander.

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