The Marco Polo Plaza and Les Amis De La France proudly bring to Cebu Itineraire Cinematographique: A Journey through the History of French Cinema. Fourteen outdoor movies will be shown over the course of two weeks in an open air cinema, a different film every night, each representing a different era, yet all of them representing the best of the art form.
The festival opens with Le Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir (1937), followed the next evening by Henri Georges Clouzot's Quai des orfГЁvres, (1947),В Les Vacances De Monsieur Hulot by Jacque Tati (1953) then Jacques Becker's Touchez pas Au Grisbi (1954).
The French New Wave of the 1960s is represented by Jean-Luc Goddard's A Bout De Souffle and Jules et Jim by FranГ§ois Truffaut, while contemporary French Cinema is represented by Luc Besson's Le Grand Bleu, La CitГ© De La Peur by Alain Barberian, Himalaya, l'enfance d'un chef by Eric Valli, the animated film Les Trippletes de Belleville, De Battre Mon CЕ“ur s'est ArrГЄtГ© by Jacque Audiard, L'enfant by FrГЁres Dardenne, La Parfum De la Dame En Noir by Bruno PodalydГЁs and Taxi 4 by GГ©rard Krawczyck.
The films will be shown atВ the al fresco setting of Marco Polo Plaza's El Viento Restaurant and Pool Bar from November 22 to December 5. В В It's free viewing for all dinner guests from 7 PM to 9 PM. For Dinner Reservations: 253 1111 local 8245.
Itineraire Cinematographique is part of Voyage En France, Marco Polo Plaza's promotion of French Culture and Cuisine, together with Parcour Culinaire a two-week food festival at the CafГ© Marco featuring guest chef Marc Aubry from Je Suis Gourmand, Promenade Parisienne an exhibit of the sights of Paris, and Soiree Beaujolais Cebu 2008 a wine festival celebrating the uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau 2008 on November 29.
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