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Paradis Perdu

A rare treat from the director of Napolean, La Roue, J'Accuse, and Un Grand Amour De Beethoven! At the 1967 New York Film Festival, Paradis Perdu proved one of the revelations of Lincoln Center's Tribute to Abel Gance. It was described by Richard Roud as:

“A charming comedy, and Gance's most entertaining film, Paradise Lost marked the screen debut of Micheline Presle who co-stars with Fernand Gravey. The story is quite mad: a young artist falls in love with a dress-maker's assistant; the war comes, they marry, and she dies in childbirth. Years later, his daughter (also played by Mlle. Presle) forces him to sacrifice his own plans to marry a girl no older than herself. To offset the extravagance of the plot, the treatment is delicate, subtle, warm, and touching.”

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