Competition: Win ‘Les Enfants du Paradis’ on Blu-ray *closed*

Recently voted ‘The best French film ever made’ by the prestigious French Film Academy, the brand new restored version of Marcel Carné’s 1945 classic Les Enfants du Paradis will be released this Monday (17 September) on both Blu-ray and DVD formats. To celebrate this monumental release, we’ve kindly been given TWO Blu-ray copies of the film to give away to our Francophile readership, courtesy of Second Sight. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Les Enfants du Paradis is a film of dazzling proportions and now following a meticulous restoration it looks and sounds as never before. After a major restoration the film screened at the Cannes Film Festival to huge acclaim and now Second Sight is delighted to announce the release of Les Enfants du Paradis – The Restored Edition in stunning limited edition packaging on high-definition Blu-ray and as a two-disc DVD set.

Set amidst the glittering theatre world of 19th century Paris, the story revolves around the beautiful and free-spirited courtesan Garance (Arletty), and the four men who compete for her affections: a mime-artist, an actor, an aristocrat and a criminal. As the melodrama unfolds we are treated to one of cinema’s greatest love stories, a captivating tale of passion, deception and murder.

To be in with a chance of winning one of TWO Blu-ray copies of Marcel Carné’s’ French classic Les Enfants du Paradis, just answer the following simple question:

Which other Marcel Carné effort was recently rereleased on Blu-ray in the UK, courtesy of the StudioCanal Collection label?

a) Air of Paris
b) Le Quai des Brumes
c) Wasteland

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Les Enfants’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Les Enfants du Paradis is available to own on Blu-ray and DVD from Monday 17 September, 2012, courtesy of Second Sight.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 20 September, 2012.

Daniel Green

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
• CineVue reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.