St. Martin's Griffin
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Featuring: Alain Bonnard; Solene Avril
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Alain Bonnard, the owner of a small art cinema in Paris, is
a dyed-in-the-wool nostalgic. In his CinĂ©ma Paradis there
are no buckets of popcorn, no XXL coca-colas, no Hollywood
blockbusters. Not a good business plan if you want to
survive, but Alain holds firm to his principles of quality.
He wants to show films that create dreams, and he likes most
of the people that come to his cinema. Particularly the
enchanting, shy woman in the red coat who turns up every
Wednesday in row 17. What could her story be?
One evening, Alain plucks up courage and invites the unknown
beauty to dinner. The most tender of love stories is just
getting under way when something incredible happens: The
CinĂ©ma Paradis is going to be the location of Allan Woodsâ€™
new film Tender Memories of Paris. SolĂ¨ne Avril, the famous
American directorâ€™s favourite actress, has known the cinema
since childhood and has got it into her head that she wants
the film to be shot there. Alain is totally overwhelmed when
he meets her in person.
Suddenly, the little cinema and its owner are the focus of
public attention, and the red-plush seats are sold out every
But the mystery woman Alain has just fallen in love with
seems suddenly to have vanished. Is this just coincidence?
In One Evening in Paris by Nicolas Barreau, Alain sets off
in search of her and becomes part of a story more delightful
than anything the cinema has to offer.
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