Children of Paradise at the Coral Gables Art Cinema

From May 18 through 24, 2012.

One of the true masterpieces of world cinema, Children of Paradise (Les enfants du paradis), begins its Exclusive Florida Engagement in a brand new restored version at the Gables Cinema starting May 18. It is an ineffably romantic, comic and bittersweet story of a woman loved by four different men, set in the tumultuous world of nineteenth-century Paris, teeming with hucksters and aristocrats, actors and mimes, thieves and courtesans, pimps and seers. Acclaimed director Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques Prévert’s amazing achievement was to create this epic big-screen film in Nazi occupied France during the war. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Children of Paradise on the big screen, the way it was meant to be seen!

Engaging and absorbing, Children of Paradise centers around the ill-fated love between Baptiste, a theater mime, and Garance, an actress and socialite. Complicating matters, Garance is loved by three other men: Frederick, a pretentious actor; Lacenaire, a conniving thief; and Count Eduard of Monteray. Considering the time period, many film aficionados note the extraordinary sets, costumes and props used, which weren’t readily available under the Nazi regime. The restoration process for Children of Paradise was almost as painstaking due to the film being originally shot with nitrate film and not well preserved for 30 years. Children of Paradise will be shown for the first time in the remastered 2K Digital Cinema Projection format. The film will be showing once a day for a full week, with a brief intermission at each screening.

Tickets for all screenings are available for purchase in advance at

Coral Gables Art Cinema
60 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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