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EIFFEL : A GORGEOUS HISTORICAL FILM : FIVE DOUBLE PASSES

The iconic Eiffel Tower proudly stands on the Champ de Mars in the heart of Paris as a beacon of French artistry and ingenuity. But what do we know of Gustave Eiffel, the engineering genius to whom the wrought-iron lattice tower is named after? This lovingly detailed biopic recreates Paris in the late 19th century to tell his story. 

Having already achieved international recognition for his work – which included the framework for the Statue of Liberty – Eiffel was in high demand. He wanted to design the Paris Subway, but the French government had other ideas: they wanted something special for the 1889 World’s Fair. Initially struggling for inspiration, everything changes when Eiffel encounters a mysterious woman that he once knew many years ago. Continue reading EIFFEL : A GORGEOUS HISTORICAL FILM : FIVE DOUBLE PASSES

CHINESE PUZZLE

Cecile de France is Isabelle in Cedric Klapisch's new film CHINESE PUZZLE
Cecile de France is Isabelle in Cedric Klapisch’s new film CHINESE PUZZLE

CHINESE PUZZLE marks the third in a trilogy of films that began with THE SPANISH APARTMENT, segued into RUSSIAN DOLLS and  has made a triumphant hatrick with this beautifully mature, madcap and audacious film.

These three films, that writer/ director Cedric Klapisch now calls “The Trilogy of Xavier’s Travels” tell the story of how the lives of the people from a generation have been marked by the culture of travel– former students have become true “citizens of the world”.

These three films describe a generation of people who grew up in parallel with the construction of Europe and the notion of globalization.

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