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Left to right: Eiffel Tower, Louvre Pyramid, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and Ferris Wheel. © Paris Update


Paris Update This Week’s Events

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Drawing through the ages

"Apples" (1944), by Henri Matisse. Eric Coatalem Gallery.

> Salon du Dessin: 39 galleries showing works on paper, from Old Masters to contemporary. Palais Brogniart, Paris, March 22-27.

Contemporary drawing fair
> Drawing Now: 73 galleries, Carreau du Temple, Paris, March 23-26.

More contemporary drawings
>Ddessin: 20 galleries. Atelier Richelieu, Paris, March 24-26.

Art and design fair
> PAD (Paris Art + Design),
67 galleries, Tuileries Garden, Paris, March 22-26.

African culture festival
> The 100% Afriques festival showcases dance, theater, music, fashion, design, art, food and more from all over the continent. La Villette, Paris, March 23-May 28.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Audrey Dana's Si j'Étais un Homme, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, Feb. 24.

Documentary film festival
> Cinéma du Réel showcases documentaries from around the world. Various venues, Paris, March 24-April 2.

Suburban blues
> The Banlieues Bleues festival brings major French and international jazz acts to the Paris suburbs. Various venues, through March 31.

Before and after ecological disaster
> The Chic Planète festival presents two types of films, those celebrating the bounty of the earth and science-fiction views of what will happen after an ecopalypse. Forum des Images, Paris, through April 13.




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What's New in Paris: Pasolini Roma

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Pier Paolo Pasolini and Anna Magnani on the set of “Mamma Roma,” 1962. © Immagine fotografica dell’Archivio Storico Istituto Luce Cinecittà SRL

The exhibition “Pasolini Roma” at the Cinémathèque Française (51 Rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris; tel.: 01 71 19 33 33; through Jan. 26) takes visitors on a lively tour of Rome as seen through the life of the controversial – for his politics and open homosexuality – Italian filmmaker and writer. Beginning with the train he took to the Italian capital in 1950, the show follows him from poor suburb to a modern highrise, from film to film (among them Accatone, Mamma Roma and the Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom), from trial to trial and from book to book, ending with his still-mysterious murder on a beach near Rome in 1975. The show’s creative presentation includes film clips, photos, screenplays, video interviews, artworks by Pasolini and others, maps of Rome, newspaper clippings and even a real Fiat with a movie projected on the windscreen. If you can’t make it to the exhibition, this website reproduces many of the documents. Heidi Ellison