Les enfants du paradis/CHILDREN OF PARADISE (1945)
Directed by Marcel Carné.
Scenario by Jacques Prévert.
Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir, María Casares, Gaston Modot, Jane Marken, Marcel Herrand.
Paul Frankeur in a smaller role.
This rewatch was a real privilege, because it was a one-off showing of the full 182 minutes version AND I was fortunate to watch it on the big screen in a real movie theatre thanks to FOLKETS BIO/The People's Cinema in Umeå, Sweden.
Who would have thought I should get a chance like this?
Might never get it again.
I must admit that it would have been nice to get a pause between the two parts. Nevertheless, NOT ONE SECOND of it felt superfluous.
Gets better with each viewing, too.
THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN MY GREATEST CINEMA EXPERIENCE EVER.
The showing of GONE WITH THE WIND (1939), in the very same cinema, some years ago, also ranks as one of the greatest.