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Celebrating Marcel Carne's "Children of Paradise"


  • Artist Leslie Pierce/ And Something Different Studio Gallery 2690 Historic Decatur Road San Diego United States (map)

New exhibit with never seen before abstract figurative work by Artist Leslie Pierce. Come celebrate the masterwork by Director Marcel Carne in interpreted still paintings. New artwork inspired by this film continues through the month of February.

“Les Enfants du Paradis, is a 1945 French epic romantic drama film directed by Marcel Carné. It was made during the German occupation of France during World War II. Set against the Parisian theatre scene of the 1820s and 1830s, it tells the story of a beautiful courtesan, Garance, and the four men who love her in their own ways: a mime artist, an actor, a criminal and an aristocrat.

Children of Paradise is set in the theatrical world of Paris during the July Monarchy (1830–48), centered on the area around the Funambules theatre, situated on the Boulevard du Temple – pejoratively referred to as the "Boulevard du Crime".[7] The film revolves around a beautiful and charismatic courtesan, Garance (Arletty). Four men – the mime Baptiste Debureau (Jean-Louis Barrault), the actor Frédérick Lemaître (Pierre Brasseur), the thief Pierre François Lacenaire (Marcel Herrand), and the aristocrat Édouard de Montray (Louis Salou) – are in love with Garance, and their intrigues drive the story forward. Garance is briefly intrigued/involved with them all, but leaves them when they attempt to force her to love on their terms, rather than her own. The mime Baptiste is the one who suffers the most in pursuit of the unattainable Garance.” -Wikipedia

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