October 26, 2005

Another Reason To Visit Paris Soon

Not that one really needs an excuse right? But the opening of the new Cinémathèque Française in a Frank Gehry building is enough to make the Cinecultist pull out our beret and jaunty neck scarf and make a break for the next flight.

Through Jan. 9, is "Renoir/Renoir," presented with the Musée d'Orsay, which draws parallels between the work of the Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and that of his son, the great director Jean Renoir. Some of the parallels work: Renoir's "Bal du Moulin de la Galette, Montmartre" hangs beside a screen showing similar night-life scenes from his son's "Elena et les Hommes."

Anyone out there interested in taking us away for a weekend, before it gets too cold? [via The New York Times]

Posted by karen at October 26, 2005 12:27 PM