Whether filmed on location or reconstructed in a studio, in black and white or in colour, Montmartre unveils its multiple facets through this exhibition.
Wouldn't you say that in the films in which it stars, Montmartre comes alive as a real character, talks and sings in its own right, allowing us to share its moods and emotions? Through a collection of exceptional documents, this exhibition "Montmartre, the cinema set" is pure fantasy, showcasing film extracts, sets, original posters, preparatory drawings, models, costumes and scenery, in all their glory and variety to the greater public.
An invitation to laugh, temble and cry... Just like at the cinema....
The commissioners of this exhibition are the film director, scenarist and writer, Pierre Philippe, joined by Saskia Ooms, curator of the Musée de Montmartre, and Isabelle Ducatez from the association, ‘Le Vieux Montmartre’. The exhibition catalogue, printed by Somogy in French and English will include texts by Françoise Lemerige, Jacques Ayroles from the Cinémathèque française, Antoine de Baecque (historian and cinema critic), Marc Durand (historian et great grandnephew of the Frères Lumière, Lumière brothers), Alain Roulleau (directeur of Studio 28), Jean-François Pioud-Bert (film director and cinema critic), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (film director), and texts written by the exhibition commissioners.