Library staff recommendation: Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis)

Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) Director: Marcel Carné

Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis)

Greenfield DVD GD170 Discs 1 & 2

After being recommended to me by a friend, I watched Children of Paradise and fell in love with it.  It is a truly beautiful film made in 1945 during the Nazi occupation of France and tells the story of Garance (played by Arletty) and the four men who love her.  Jean-Louis Barrault brings one of her suitors to life as the mime Baptiste Deburau. This Criterion edition also includes a booklet of curious facts, cast biographies, and excerpts from an interview with director Marcel Carné. Not only a love story, Children of Paradise is a film of pure poetry that will stay with you.

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Memories for Tomorrow: the Memoirs of Jean-Louis Barrault

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Children of Paradise: a Film by Marcel Carné.

Greenfield Vault 791.437 C437

Recommended by Casey Murphy, Greenfield Library Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Assistant.

Casey Murphy

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