Paris Update This Week’s Events
For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).
> Festival of “blue” films. Forum des Images, Paris, through May 24.
> Brazilian film history, from silents to 1950s comedies, 1970s alternative films and the latest features. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through May 18.
> Retrospective of the films of the great sad-faced comedian. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through June 1.
> Cooking classes, concerts and other festivities in support of fair trade. Place de la République, Paris, May 16.
Festival de l’Imaginaire
> Performances by troupes from around the world, Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris, through May 31.
Festival du Cinéma Chinois en France
> Chinese cinema comes to Paris and other French cities. Various locations, through June 30.
Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> “Extraordinary Gardens, Collectors’ Gardens” is the theme of this year’s popular garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 1.
Monuments en Mouvement
> Free dance performances choreographed for national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and various châteaux. Various locations, through Sept. 15.
> A “cross-disciplinary” festival — art, performances, theater, cinema, etc. Centre Pompidou, Paris, through July 20.
Nuit des Musées
> Museums stay open into the night for free and hold special events. Various locations. Paris, May 16.
Philippe de Broca
> Retrospective of the films of the “poet of derision,” director Philippe de Broca. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through June 1.
Salon d’Art Contemporain de Montrouge
> Festival of contemporary art featuring emerging artists. Le Beffroi, Montrouge, through June 3.
Singapour en France
> Singapore comes to France with exhibitions and events in the areas of architecture and design, the visual arts, film, dance, theater and music. Various locations, Paris and other French cities, through June 30.
Villette Street Festival
> A showcase for street culture: music, dance, art, sports, gaming and fashion, complete with block parties and food trucks. La Villette, Paris, through May 17.