The secrets behind the legendary film Les Enfants du Paradis by Carne exhibition at La Cinematheque Francaise until January 27, 2013



Dear Shaded Viewers,

Les Enfants du Paradis is one of my all time favorite films directed by Marcel Carne and written by Jacques Prevert with lines like: "Paris est tout petit pour ceux qui s'aiment comme nous d'un aussi grand amour" written by Jacques Prevert and spoken by Garance (Arletty). The film is a story of an impossible love. Baptiste, a mime, played by Jean-Louis Barrault, is in love with the beautiful Garance (Arletty).

Jean-Louis and Arletty

Jean-Louis Barraul and Arletty

I cannot even count how many times I've seen this film. 

The film is considered to be the most mythic film ever made in French Cinema. It was made in 1943 during the German occupation. The Cinematheque Francaise puts on view the treasures of the film which include a collection of designs, costumes and the manuscript by Jacques Prevery. La Fondation Jerome Seydoux – Pathe also have contributed exceptional pieces. 

This  three-hour epic was made during the German occupation by director Marcel Carn

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.