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Jean Renoir's "French Cancan":Cinemat­heque/Mia Bella


The founding of Paris’ Moulin Rouge cabaret and the training of its famous dancing girls are brought to exuberant life in Jean Renoir’s colorful extravaganza that conjures up the
world of the French impressionists. Jean Gabin, Maria Félix, and Edith Piaf star.

102 min. 35mm. Subtitles.

6:3O MOVIE at the Cinematheque

Meet us in the lobby ahead of time, look for us in the theater, or catch up with us near the outer doors after the film.

8:45 DINNER/DISCUSSION Mia Bella --Little Italy

******If you cannot find us in the lobby of the movie theater after the movie, please go the the restaurant and ask the manager for the "movie group".********

Mediterranean dining in a comfortable and contemporary atmosphere

12200 Mayfield Rd  Cleveland, OH 44106



Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian:

But the glorious final sequence, in which the cancan is finally unveiled to the rowdy audience, is some kind of masterpiece, perhaps the equal of anything Renoir ever
achieved: wild, free, turbulent, exhilarating. There is something revolutionary
in the air.

Roger Ebert:

That compulsion to go on with the show is the driving engine in "French Cancan," and helps explain why it's more fictive than a more routine musical (such as, oh, say "There's No Business Like Show Business"). This is a musical and a comedy, but it's something more, a portrait of an impresario for whom opening theater and producing a show are the
highest goals in life.

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  • Renu

    Fun movie--a very french version of a 50's hollywood musical. Perfect night to eat outside mia bella---very relaxing, great conversation.

    August 27, 2013

  • Vivian

    what a great movie. reminded me of the golden age where every movie was about putting together a show. Finally at the end we got the Cancan. Perhaps more of a chick flick than expected but I loved it. Dinner and the company were both great.

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Susan

    Looks fun, still singing!

    August 23, 2013

  • Renu

    At Mia Bella--We will be sitting outside!! (unless it's raining!)

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Lynda

    This is perfect! I plan to just cruise on down to the movie after celebrating One World Day that afternoon in the Cultural Gardens.

    1 · August 19, 2013

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