New Digital Restoration!
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Plays Friday, June 8 thru Sunday, June 10 — see calendar for showtimes.
(1945) dir Marcel Carné w/Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur [190 min, Digital Presentation]
Poetic realism reaches sublime heights with CHILDREN OF PARADISE, the ineffably witty tale of a woman loved by four different men. Deftly entwining theater, literature, music, and design, director Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques Prévert resurrect the tumultuous world of nineteenth-century Paris, teeming with hucksters and aristocrats, thieves and courtesans, pimps and seers. The Brattle is pleased to present this masterpiece – repeatedly declared the greatest French film of all time – in a new digital restoration taken from the original camera negative.
“A fresco conceived on a majestic scale, CHILDREN OF PARADISE sweeps its audience back to the 1820s, painting the detail of a world obsessed with both theater and crime… CHILDREN OF PARADISE still rules the seas of French cinema like some proud galleon, the ultimate exemplar of classical filmmaking, great acting, and a perfectly constructed screenplay. For many critics, it remains the finest French film ever made.” – Peter Cowie
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