When? July 12-August 20, 2017
What? The ever-popular outdoor film screenings are back for another run.
Where? The Parc de la Villette
Theme? 'In the kitchen'
The fantastic (and fantastically popular) free open air cinema festival Cinéma en Plein Air returns to Parc de La Villette once again 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 and some of the best releases of recent years. This is THE Paris summer film festival event, perfect for sipping a glass of wine, ploughing into your picnic and striking a pose in front of masterpieces on the big screen.
All films are screened as soon as it is dark enough, 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).
In hommage to France's love for gastronomy, this year's film theme is 'In the kitchen'. La Villette have hinted at some of the open air films could include the following: Yasujirô Ozu’s Le Goût du riz au thé vert, La Graine et le mulet by Abdellatif Kechiche, Le Festin de Babette by Gabriel Axel, and Ratatouille by Brad Bird.
The full selection for 2017's event are released in May and we'll be listing them all, so check back soon!
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This was the full schedule for Cinéma en Plein Air à La Villette 2017.
Thursday July 20: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' (Wes Anderson, 2014)
Friday July 21: 'Le Festin de Babette' (Gabriel Axel, 1987)
Saturday July 22: 'Nuit Lastman' cartoon adapted by Balak, Sanlaville and Bastien Vivès
Sunday July 23: 'Soleil Vert' (Richard Fleischer, 1974)
Thursday July 27: 'The Lunchbox' (Ritesh Batra, 2013)
Friday July 28: 'Stranger than Paradise' (Jim Jarmush, 1984)
Saturday July 29: 'Journal' (Sébastien Laudenbach, 1984) / 'Sur la route de Madison' (Clint Eastwood, 1995)
Sunday July 30: 'Le Chat' (Pierre Granier-Deferre, 1970)
Thursdat Aug 3: 'Les Délices de Tokyo' (Naomi Kawase, 2016)
Sunday Aug 6: 'Sabrina' (Billy Wilder, 1955)
Thursday Aug 10: 'Tampopo' (Juzo Itami, 1985)
Friday Aug 11: 'Les Noces rebelles' (Sam Mendes, 2008)
Sunday Aug 13: 'Amarcord' (Federico Fellini, 1974)
Thursday Aug 17: 'Sideways' (Alexander Payne, 2005)
Friday Aug 18: 'La Graine et le mulet' (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2007)
Sunday August 20: 'Peau d'ane' (Jacques Demy, 1970)