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UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS

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Part of the seriesTHE FRENCH OLD WAVE

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UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS

(1930, René Clair) Street singer Albert Préjean falls for Pola Illéry, but he’s not the only one... and then he’s literally left holding the bag. Clair’s first sound film kept dialogue to a minimum — eliminating it when an argument proceeds behind a glass door or a noisy train passes — and eliminating picture when the lights go out on a knife fight. Approx. 96 min. 35mm.

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“His Sous les Toits de Paris (1930), generally considered to be the first important French talkie, was a great success. Except it was not really a talkie; Clair did all he could to avoid dialogue – sound effects and music, yes, and he used them well.”
– Richard Roud, Rediscovering French Film

“A miniaturist masterpiece.”Time Out (London)