Tuesday , 26 May 2020

Cine club – French Cancan

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Date(s) - 12/02/2019
10:00 am - 11:45 am

M L Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise de Delhi


Initial release: 1955
Director: Jean Renoir | Running time: 1h42min
French with English subtitles | Free Entry Open to All

Plot: Henri Danglard, proprietor of the fashionable (but bankrupt) cafe ‘Le Paravent Chinois’ featuring his mistress, belly dancer Lola, goes slumming in Montmartre (circa 1890) where the then-old-fashioned cancan is still danced. There, he conceives the idea of reviving the cancan as the feature of a new, more popular establishment…and meets Nini, a laundress and natural dancer, whom he hopes to star in his new show. But a tangled maze of jealousies intervenes…

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