The Louvre museum is poised to welcome the return of Cinéma Paradiso, a cinematic experience that takes place outdoors under the starlit sky.
From July 6th to 9th, the Louvre’s majestic Cour Carrée courtyard will be transformed into an open-air theater with a giant 24 metre screen, as MK2 and the Louvre once again join forces to curate a four-night event of films.
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This year, the event will pay tribute to Italy, reflecting the theme of the Louvre’s summer exhibition, Naples in Paris, set to open on June 7th. Cinéma Paradiso is also an integral part of the expansive Les Etés du Louvre festival, which includes concerts beneath the pyramid and performances in the Lefuel courtyard. As per tradition, tickets are limited and attendees will be granted access to screenings through a lottery system.
While the full lineup hasn’t been unveiled, three films have been confirmed: Martin Scorsese’s mob-centric masterpiece, Goodfellas; Eight and a Half, Federico Fellini’s introspective portrayal of a brooding filmmaker played by Marcello Mastroianni; and the sultry Plein Soleil, directed by René Clément.
This highly anticipated edition will continue to blend the worlds of music and cinema, with unforgettable moments like Breakbot’s DJ set before the screening of La Grande Bellezza.
Stay tuned for further updates.