FRENCH CANCAN

FRENCH CANCAN

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Renoir’s breadth was remarkable, cemented by his ability to direct a diverse array of genres – including musicals.  Both written and directed by Renoir, French Cancan marked his return to France post exile. The film, set in the 1890s, is a homage to the Parisian café-concert and is about a café owner, Henri Danglard, whose café features his mistress as a belly dancer. He reinvents the café to revive the cancan with a new dancer. The film has been noted to evoke the works of painters Degas and Renoir’s father, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. 

FRENCH CANCAN

  • Director: Jean Renoir
  • Year: 1954
  • Run Time: 102mins
  • Country: France | Italy
  • Rating: PG