Paris 36

A star is born in a time of both celebration and instability in this historical drama with music from director Christophe Barratier. In the spring of 1936, Paris is in a state of uncertainty; while the rise of the Third Reich in Germany worries many, a leftist union-oriented candidate, Léon Blum, has been voted into power, and organized labor is feeling its new power by standing up to management.


Mathieu Amalric stars in this rollicking and romantic country-house farce from lauded director Jean-Paul Rappeneau. [Synopsis courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival]