from Wednesday 24 July 2013 to Sunday 25 August 2013
To make the most of summertime in Paris, there’s nothing like going to see a film … outdoors! Surrounded by themed gardens and sculptures at the Parc de la Villette, a giant screen is set up on the grass and awaits the many spectators who come to spend a relaxing, convivial and cultural evening there.
Generally on a particular theme, the screenings are free and those in the know will have made the wise decision to hire a deckchair! For convivial moments which are second to none, the open air film festival offers you the opportunity to see foreign, old, art-house and popular films (again).
And in order to make the most of the evening, you can have a picnic before the film starts, as the sun goes down.
Theme for 2013: ‘Tous en scène’
Among the films on offer:
- "Polisse", by Maïwenn
- "Where the Wild Things Are", by Spike Jonze
- "Be Kind Rewind", by Michel Gondry
- "Tanzträume" (Dancing Dreams), by Anne Linsel and Rainer Hoffmann
- "Tous au Larzac", by Christian Rouaud
- "The social network", by David Fincher
- "Kauas pilvet karkaavat" (Drifting Clouds), by Aki Kaurismäki
- "Ocean's eleven", by Steven Soderbergh
- "The Killing", by Stanley Kubrick
- "Habemus Papum" (We Have a Pope), by Nanni Moretti
The films are shown at nightfall.
The films shown are in the original language with French subtitles.
Deckchair hire: €7
Festival du cinéma en plein air
© William Beaucardet
Parc de la Villette
211 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
Built on the site of former abattoirs and designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi, the Parc de la Villette is the largest urban cultural park in the capital. 55 hectares of park, of which 35 are open-air, mix nature and modern architecture, playgrounds and activity areas for children and adults, cultural spaces and theatres. Open from 6am to 1am, the park is accessible by metro, bus, foot, bicycle and even boat. Visitors can stroll along the canal de l'Ourcq where there are a number of green spaces, ponds and fountains. There are also numerous cultural attractions such as the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, the Géode, the Zénith de Paris and the Musée de la Musique. Every year, exceptional events are organized here, like the open-air film festival, which is held from mid-July to mid-August.
District : La Villette
- Porte de Pantin
- 75, 151, PC2, PC3
Other modes of transport : Access via the canal with Canauxrama and Paris Canal. The jetty is located at the intersection of the Canal de l'Ourcq and the Galerie de la Villette. 8 Velib' stations serve the Parc de la Villette.