Ciné-club: “French Cancan” by Jean Renoir (1955)

French Cancan

Date:       Friday 1st December 2017
Time:      7pm
Venue:   Alliance Française Cambridge, 60 Hills Rd, CB2 1LA
Price:      Free – Limited Places
English subtitles

Year of release: 1955
Director: Jean Renoir
Actors: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, Edith Piaf, Giani Esposito
Running time: 1h48

In the 1890s, Henri Danglard, a seductive theatrical producer and cabaret owner, loses money and decides to revive the can-can in order to revive his own fortunes. To do so, he opens a new cabaret, le Moulin Rouge. French Cancan is a colourful musical set in Montmartre in a sumptuous Belle Epoque atmosphere, featuring Edith Piaf.