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New Orleans Film Society

Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis)

FRANCE 190 min.

Director
Marcel Carné
Producer
Adrien Remaugé
Writer
Jacques Prévert
Editors
Madeleine Bonin, Henri Rust
Cinematographer
Roger Hubert
  • Trailer; Children of Paradise

Synopsis

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. NOFS is proud to present this masterpiece – repeatedly declared the greatest French film of all time – in a restored DCP taken from the original camera negative. “From the time it was made until now, decade after decade, this film holds up as a masterpiece.” – Woody Allen

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