Director: Jean Renoir (son of Pierre-Auguste Renoir)
It’s 1890 and Henri Danglard, proprietor of the fashionable (but bankrupt) café ‘Le Paravent Chinois’ featuring his mistress, belly-dancer Lola, goes slumming in Montmartre, where the then old-fashioned cancan is still danced. There he conceives the idea of reviving the cancan as the feature of a new, more popular establishment and meets Nini, a laundress and natural dancer whom he hopes to make the star of his new show. But a tangled maze of jealousies intervenes.
1955 (U) – colour 102 mins (comedy/drama)
Grand Prix de l’Academie du Cinéma – 1956
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Ticketing information: As part of the restrictions currently in place at The Coach House Theatre, designed to minimise any potential spread of the Covid virus, only numbered seating will be available. Seats may be booked through Malvern Theatres Box Office up until 6 p.m. on the day before each film. Unsold seats (if there are any) can also be purchased on the day of the film at the door. The MFFC will try to let those on the mailing list know in advance if any film is fully booked. This will also be shown on the ‘Film Programme’ page.
Tickets booked via Malvern Theatres “for collection” will be available on the door at The Coach House. (Please note that Malvern Theatres’ terms and conditions with regard to returns or refunds apply
For at least the first few films, masks must be worn inside the auditorium. Chatting / socialising can only happen in the courtyard. Other regulations may also be in place.
All films in the Malvern French Film Centre 2021/22 Season are shown with English subtitles.