Paris Update This Week’s Events
> “L’Heure Bleue, entre Chien et Loup,” a scintillating installation (free) by designer Marianne Guedin, evokes the twilight hour. Les Docks-Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris, through Feb. 5.
> The great American director in the spotlight. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, Jan. 4-Feb. 27.
Sex, Lies and Corruption
> The Hollywood Décadent festival features such films as Joseph Mankiewicz’s Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor, Valley of the Dolls, and Vincente Minnelli’s Nina. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Jan. 25.
Chinese New Wave
> Nouvelles Voix du Cinéma Chinois screens films by a new generation of directors beginning around the turn of the 21st-century. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Feb. 20.
> Retail sales all over France: through Feb. 21.
Student art in the Métro
> As part of the 250th anniversary celebration of the École des Arts Décoratifs, 250 works by students are on show in the Paris Métro. Through Jan. 17.
> Where to ice skate in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais.
English plays in French
> Two plays by Harold Pinter, Ashes to Ashes and L’Amant, directed by Mitch Hooper, are onstage at the Essaïon through Jan. 24, 2017.