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Cinéma en Plein Air à La Villette 2015

All the film screenings and information on the 2015 edition of the free open air film festival held on the lawns of La Villette, July 22-August 23 2015

The fantastic (and fantastically popular) free open-air cinema festival Cinéma en Plein Air returns to Parc de La Villette for its 25th edition this summer. It's just one of the events that brings the buzz to this increasingly hip corner of northeast Paris. The screening schedule mixes classic films from great directors (Kubrick, Hitchcock, Tati, Godard, Cukor, Wilder) and some of the best releases of recent years, including films by Hayao Miyazaki, Michael Haneke and Bertrand Bonello. This is THE Paris summer film festival event, perfect for sipping a glass of wine, ploughing into a picnic and striking a pose in front of masterpieces on the big screen, from ‘The Shining’ and ‘Le Mépris’ to ‘Hidden’ and ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’.

Fans of French cinema take note, each Saturday during the festival, the main title will be proceeded by a short film directed by some of the most promising young directors of the generation – including Guillaume Brac (‘Tonnerre’), Vincent Mariette (‘Tristesse Club’) and Thomas Cailley (‘Les Combattants’).

See below for the full schedule for Cinéma en Plein Air à La Villette 2015.

All films are screened at dusk, in their original language with French subtitles. Deckchairs are available from 7.30pm, at €7 each or five for €20 (free with a La Villette membership card).

For more information (in French), click here.

Wednesday July 22: The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski, 2010)

Thursday July 23: ‘Castle in the Sky’ (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986)

Friday July 24: Human Resources (Laurent Cantet, 1999)

Saturday July 25: Devdas (Leela Bhansali Sanjay, 2002) (short film: ‘Nouilles’ by Maryline Canto)

Sunday July 26: Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)

Monday July 29: Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)

Thursday July 30: House of Tolerance (Bertrand Bonello, 2011)

Friday July 31: Hidden (Michael Haneke, 2005)

Saturday August 1: Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols, 2012) (short film: ‘Deweneti’ by Dyana Gaye)

Sunday August 2: The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)

Wednesday August 5: Sleeper (Woody Allen, 1973)

Thursday August 6: Last Days (Gus Van Sant, 2005)

Friday August 7: Le Mépris (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)

Saturday August 8: Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988) (short film: ‘Paris Shanghai’ by Thomas Cailley)

Sunday August 9: Gaslight (George Cukor, 1944)

Wednesday August 12: Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)

Thursday August 13: Louise Wimmer (Cyril Mennegun, 2011)

Friday August 14: Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois, 2010)

Saturday August 15: ‘Shutter Island’ (Martin Scorsese, 2010) (short film: ‘Le Naufragé’ by Guillaume Brac)

Sunday August 16: The Ghost and Mrs Muir (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1947)

Wednesday August 19: Curse of the Golden Flower (Zhang Yimou, 2006)

Thursday August 20: ‘Kérity, la maison des contes’ (Dominique Monféry, 2009)

Friday August 21: Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati, 1958)

Saturday August 22: The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) (short film: ‘Le Meilleur Ami de l’homme’ by Vincent Mariette)

Sunday August 23:Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)