Fête du cinéma

Cut price cinema tickets from June 30 to July 3 2013

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Fritz Lang, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli et Giorgia Moll dans 'Le Mépris' de Jean-Luc Godard (DR)


It's a long standing Paris tradition (this is the 29th year in a row) to offer cut price tickets for a few days at the start of summer. This year, the system is even simpler. You used to have to buy a full price ticket first, but from June 30 to July 3 inclusive, all cinema tickets across the capital are just €3.50. The perfect way to hide from those pesky summer thunderstorms, and below we've listed some of our favourite films currently screening in English.

For more details and all the films currently screening in Paris, click here.

Before Midnight

  • Rated as: 3/5

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reunite for a third film, after ‘Before Sunrise’ and ‘Before Sunset’, in Richard Linklater’s occasional series about occasional lovers Jesse and Celine. Only now, the pair’s love is not so on-and-off: the American writer and French environmentalist have been a couple since we last saw them in Paris almost a

The Bling Ring

  • Rated as: 4/5

Much creepy attention has been lavished on photos doing the rounds of Emma Watson pole dancing (Hermione’s legal!) in ‘The Bling Ring’. But the real story here isn’t the good-girl-goes-bad stunt casting; it’s that Watson can act. Against the odds, the Harry Potter star gives a sharp, knowing smart performance as Nicki, one of a gang of

Man of Steel

  • Rated as: 4/5

It’s a cliché followed by a yawn when the makers of comic-book movies boast about how ‘real’ and ‘psychological’ their stories are. Yes, we know, Spider-Man and Batman were just troubled sons with daddy issues. But it’s harder to make those claims for a Superman tale, even when the producer is ‘Batman’ regenerator Christopher

Room 237

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Critics choice

This scrappy, intense doc is a compendium of voices-off musing on the meaning of Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film, ‘The Shining’ (which will be re-released at Halloween). Have you ever thought the entire film was an apology for Kubrick’s faking of the moon landings? Or that Kubrick really had the Holocaust on his mind? Well, you’re not

Despicable Me 2

  • Rated as: 3/5

Children learn through repetition, something that Hollywood’s animation studios are taking to heart this year. With sequels to ‘Monsters, Inc’ and ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ also on the way, the multiplex is a veritable ‘Sesame Street’ of cuddly familiarity. Quite what kids stand to learn from this loud, broad and

The Look of Love

  • Rated as: 3/5

You might not know his name, but if you were a teenage boy any time from the 1970s to the ’90s you may have sweatily fond memories of his magazines – Men Only, Escort and Mayfair. He is Paul Raymond, the man who opened Britain’s first strip club in 1958 – making a fortune in razzle mags and Soho property. In this comedy biopic from Michael

Star Trek Into Darkness

  • Rated as: 4/5

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is a brisk, no-nonsense sci-fi action sequel built around a conflict between the crew of the Starship Enterprise with a slick, slippery new villain, John Harrison (although there’s more to him than meets the eye), who’s played with relish and poise by Benedict Cumberbatch. Director JJ Abrams – recently


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