Children of Paradise: the Parisian city life in the 19th century with French actress Arletty!
Les Enfants du Paradis is a triumphant hallmark of poetic realism and one of the most celebrated films in the history of French cinema. The narrative takes place along the string of theatres and diners lining Boulevard du Crime in Paris, where colourful and boisterous crowds gather in an explosive carnivalesque spectacle that dissipates the distinction between theatre and life with burgeoning passion. Within this portrait of Parisian city life in the 19th century, affections and tribulations are played out between the beautiful and mysterious Garance and four men vying for her love: an evocative mime artist, an actor, a thief, and an oppressive aristocrat. Their stories sensitively illustrate the delicate rhythms of life, a sense of destiny, and an essential quality of humanity that affirms the inviolable idea of dignity amidst tragedy.
Les Enfants du Paradis was restored by Pathé in partnership with the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé. The film will be introduced by Mrs. Sophie Seydoux, Chairman of the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé.
Director: Marcel Carné / Scriptwriter: Jacques Prévert / Cast: Arletty, Pierre Brasseur
1945 / France / 194 min / DCP / Rating PG
In French with English Subtitles
Co-presented by Institut français Singapour and National Museum of Singapore
Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road
$9 / $7.40 concession
Tickets available through SISTIC
Tel: 6348 5555, www.sistic.com.sg