Considered a tour-de-force of editing, featuring excerpts from over 700 films, Paris 1900 is a fascinating glimpse of a bygone era. Step back in time to the French capital at the beginning of the 20th century, and the final years of La Belle Époque. Nicole Védrès’ film highlights the cultural and social changes of the period, but the threat of war is fast approaching…
Director Nicole Védrès | Cast Claude Dauphin, René Alexandre, Guillaume Apollinaire
France | 1947 | 82 mins | Print source IFCinéma
French with English subtitles
Winner, Best Film, French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (1949)
Nominated, Best Feature Film, Cannes Film Festival (1947)
“A cool documentary … cinema is the perfect vehicle for capturing time.” Il Cinema Ritrovato.
Screening as part of the Screen Horizons programme.
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