Film Noir au Canal has unveiled the next crime film of its 6e edition! In collaboration with Cinemania, the French classic Children of Paradise (1945) by Marcel Carné will be presented for free this Sunday, August 14 at Saint-Patrick Square, at the corner of Wellington and St-Patrick streets. Written by Jacques Prévert, the film is a masterpiece of poetic realism and one of the rare French blockbusters filmed during the Occupation.
Children of Paradise takes place in Paris at the end of the 1930s. On the Boulevard du Crime, the mime Baptiste Deburau (Jean-Louis Barrault), through his mute testimony, saves Garance (Arletty) from a miscarriage of justice. It is here that the thwarted loves of Garance, a free and daring woman, and Baptiste begin, whom she intimidates and who does not dare to declare his love for her, but also those of Nathalie (Maria Casarès), the daughter of the director of the theatre, who loves Baptiste, and Frédérick Lemaître (Pierre Brasseur), a promising young actor.
The 6th edition of Film Noir au Canal – from July 17 to August 21, 2022