• Under Paris Skies

    1950. France. Julien Duvivier. 110 min.

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 8:00 p.m.


  • Under Paris Skies

    1950. France. Directed by Julien Duvivier. Screenplay by Julien Duvivier, René Lefèvre. With Brigitte Auber, Daniel Ivernel, Jean Brochard. In Duvivier's valentine to Paris, a dead body floats down the Seine, an open heart beats on the surgical table, an old spinster lives in a garret full of starving cats, and a sculptor can scarcely conceal his murderous impulses. Yet the romantic pursuits of a young medical student, a photographer’s model, and a country girl fill the air with an intoxicating joy. From dawn to dusk to dawn, the passionate, comical, tragic, and sinister lives of six Parisians intersect through fate and chance. The film's beloved and bittersweet title song and the street photography throughout early 1950s Paris render this an unacknowledged forerunner to the French New Wave. In French; English subtitles. 110 min.

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