Are you in Paris tonight?

       

If the answer is yes you may not want to miss two cinema-related events at this year’s Nuit Blanche celebration. At the Gare De Lyon (in the 12th arrondissement), Indian filmmaker Shaad Ali (Bunty Aur Babli) will demonstrate the filming of a Bollywood song and dance sequence, while Hong Kong action maestro Johnnie To (Fulltime Killer) will present a martial arts showcase coupled with an original montage of clips from classic Japanese samurai flicks and American westerns in front of the Comédie Française (in the 1st arrondissement).

Events start at 11 PM and will repeat till 5 or 6 AM local time. For more information visit the official site (mostly in French)

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The Young And The Restless goes Parisian

In order to celebrate the long-running American soap’s twenty years of broadcasting in France, a few castmembers of The Young And The Restless will spend a week in Paris this month to film a few episodes and a couple of French celebrities will have guest starring roles, namely former soccer player David Ginola and Lorie, pretty much France’s equivalent to Britney/Christina/Jessica/Mandy/…

Lorie, pictured below, will play a French celeb who comes in for a magazine photoshoot (what a stretch). Lorie is a lovely young girl, but her career seems to be running out of steam in France recently, so I guess it’s logical for her to attempt to go international, but why in God’s name would she choose The Young And The Restless as her platform? Do you believe it could bring her American fame?

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Witness a Miracle At St. Anna in five days!

Do you live in or near Paris, the city of lights itself? If so, you can be among the first few to view Inside Man director Spike Lee’s latest film, the World War 2 drama Miracle At St. Anna, which premieres today at the Toronto Film Festival.

The anticipated film will screen as part of a mini Spike Lee festival organized by the Cinémathèque Française. Go here to buy seats while you still can!

Miracle At St. Anna tells the story, through flashback, of four African-American “Buffalo Soldiers” who are trapped behind enemy lines in 1944 Tuscany, after one of them saved an Italian boy. It stars Derek Luke (Definitely, Maybe), John Turturro (You Don’t Mess With The Zohan), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Stop-Loss), John Leguizamo (The Happening) and Kerry Washington (the Fantastic Four films) among others. Author James McBride wrote the script based on his own novel. Trailer after the jump.

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