Cinema-boom in France

September 22, 2017 / Art & Culture

As one historical character said, “the most important art for us is cinematograph”. We are not going to argue, but note that Frenchmen concur in full measure and visit cinemas in mass.

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79th birthday of Alain Delon

November 8, 2014 / Art & Culture
Alain Delon

Today, Nov 8, 2014 we celebrate the 79th anniversary of a French sex symbol Alain Delon.

He is a wold-wide known actor. You might know him from the movies La Piscine (1969), Zorro (1975), Flic Story (1975) and many others. He is also a signer. In 1985 he wrote a song “I don’t know” for the movie “Parole de flic” and in 1987 his famous plate “Comme au cinéma” was released.

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Louis de Funes – exhibition at Crous Museum

March 3, 2014 / Art & Culture

This year is the 100th anniversary of birth of the great French actor, a true genius of the comedy, Louis de Funes. In honor of this important date Paris Crous Museum has organized a special exhibition where Parisians and guests of the capital can watch the life of this famous person closer.

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Ratatouille opens in Disneyland Paris

January 27, 2014 / Travel
Ratatouille in the Paris Disneyland

New attraction “Ratatouille” opens in Paris Disneyland. The direction of the park has officially announced the opening date – summer 2014. The new attraction will be located in the newer of two parks – Walt Disney Studio. It’s time to pay tribute to the cute rat Rémy – the hero of the French cartoon created by Pixar.

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David Lynch “Small Stories” in Paris

January 23, 2014 / Art & Culture
David Lynch “Small Stories” in Paris

David Lynch “Small Stories” in Paris. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie you will find 40 black and white works.David Lynch is a classic of modern cinema. At the same time, besides cinema he practices painting, music and photography.

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The Lord of the Rings and the Symphony Orchestra

August 17, 2012 / Art & Culture

Unusual film screenings will be held this autumn in Paris. The big screen will show the movie trilogy “The Lord of the Rings.” And all the music from these films, beloved by millions of viewers around the world, will be played live by a symphony orchestra.

Somebody can regret that many years ago we did not see “The Lord of the Rings” by Stanley Kubrick and listened to the music by The Beatles – such an idea had been seriously considering by the eminent director and the musicians. However, those films that Peter Jackson made after some decades by Tolkien’s novels became the cult movies. Composer Howard Shore has created a brilliant soundtrack which was transformed later into a symphony for chorus, soloists and orchestra.

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Paris through the eyes of Hollywood – exhibition for cinephiles

August 7, 2012 / Art & Culture

Do you know that more than 800 Hollywood movies were being made in Paris? And, perhaps, the same number, if not more, had sceneries, imitating the streets of the city of love.

The City Hall of Paris will organize the exhibition Paris through the eyes of Hollywood for lovers of cinema this autumn, where you can learn about the most interesting of these films – from the earliest ones to recent movies.

The first Hollywood films whose actions take place in the French capital appeared in the distant 1930s. Already that time directors, screenwriters and actors considered Paris a synonymous of elegance, sophistication and eroticism.

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Cannes Film Festival: What to see?

May 21, 2012 / Art & Culture

So the famous film festival is going forward at a steady gait… Idols of millions on the red carpet and interesting premieres – the traditions of the Cannes Film Festival during more than six decades remain unchanged.

The 65th anniversary event follows them in full. One of the main intrigue was the appearance of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen in a new incarnation – the ruler of an imaginary country Wadiya, Admiral General Hafez Aladeen. And the “Dictator” entered on the red carpet riding a camel.

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