Directed by Carne in 1945 and voted the best French film ever made by the French Film Academy, Les Enfants du Paradis is a film of dazzling proportions and, following a meticulous restoration, now looks and sounds as never before.
Set amidst the glittering theatre world of 19th century Paris, the story revolves around the beautiful and free-spirited courtesan, Garance played by Arlety and the four men who compete for her affections : a mime-artist, an actor, an aristocrat and a criminal.
As the melodrama unfolds we are treated to one of cinema's greatest love stories, a captivating tale of passion, deception and murder.
We shall watch the film from 2.30pm until 6pm with a 30 min break about half way through.
We shall munch on some goodies plus cold and hot drinks will be on offer throughout the film.
My address shall be supplied by private message several days before the event.
Please change your RSVP if you can no longer attend.
From the famous novel by Victor Hugo and for only a handful of performances is presented this international musical phenomenon in its original french production with english subtitles at the wonderful London Coliseum !
Notre Dame de Paris tells the story of the cathedral bell-ringer Quasimodo and his desperate love for the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.
This stage spectacular features an international ensemble of singers, dancers, acrobats and musicians, as well as unforgettable music composed by Richard Cocciante with lyrics by Luc Plamondon.
I have managed to obtain 10 tickets all together in row F in the Upper Circle at £37.50 each instead of the normal price of £65 each.
Once you have rsvpd you shall receive a private message with my bank account details advising how to settle £37.50 and you shall be able to invite a guest at the same price.
The performance starts at 7.30pm.
Made last year and running at 112 mins this film is in English and stars Keira Knightley and Dominic West and is the story of a woman who has been denied her voice by an overbearing man and who goes to extraordinary lengths to find it, becoming one of France's best-selling authors still to this day in fact !
This battle of the sexes at the very beginning of the modern age when seismic shifts were taking place in the roles of men and women, is delivered by Wash Westmoreland, Oscar winning director of Still Alice.
Please buy a ticket for row F or M as you please, take your seat by 6.35pm and then after the film we shall have a drink or a coffee.