Film

Enfant superbe

Join the Berlin Film Society for Marcel Carné's Les Enfants du Paradis at St. Johannes Evangelist Church. In it an independent coquette casts her spell over no fewer than four men amid the hustle of a realized 1800s Paris. Feb 14, 19:00.

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Catch the special screening of Marcel Carné’s Les Enfants du Paradis at St. Johannes Evangelist Church on February 14, 19:00.

One of Mitte’s loveliest churches hosts the Berlin Film Society for a multipurpose Valentine’s Day screening of Marcel Carné’s 1945 masterpiece Les Enfants du Paradis: the luckless can breathe a sigh of relief that their love lives are at least simpler than the baroque tangles on screen, those who missed out on Berlinale fun can rejoice in a 190-minute helping of masterfully crafted cinema without camping out for a ticket, and cineaste lovebirds can coo over the sumptuously romantic plot and neo-Romantic venue.

At the film’s elegant core, a fiercely independent coquette casts her spell over no fewer than four men amid the hustle and bustle(s) of a beautifully realized 1800s Paris – see why this love letter to the stage, penned in the face of Nazi occupation, has done the same to generations of filmgoers.

Les Enfants du Paradis, Feb 14, 19:00 | St. Johannes Evangelist Church, Auguststr. 90, Mitte, S-Bhf Oranienburger Str.

Originally published in issue #124, February 2014.