The Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is hosting the screening of the feature film ‘Moulin Rouge’ (1952) this Monday from 19.00 hours with free admission until full capacity is reached. All the information is available at www.cajacanarias.com.
The CajaCanarias Foundation thus continues with the cycle of its Film Library dedicated to ‘The Impressionist universe of Toulouse-Lautrec’, the protagonist, through more than one hundred original works, of the exhibition that can be visited until the 15th of July in the Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias.
José Ferrer and Zsa Zsa Gabor starred in the first version of ‘Moulin Rouge’, filmed in 1952 with the emblematic director John Huston behind the camera. In it, the audience travels to Paris at the end of the 19th century, when the impressionist painter Toulouse-Lautrec, a member of an aristocratic French family, is passionate about the bohemian life of the Parisian underworld and frequently visits the mythical Moulin Rouge, a cabaret where, while drinking, he watches the sensual chorus girls dancing the can-can.
Both the art direction and the costumes for this film won awards at the Oscar gala, after a total of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Colette Marchand, for her part, won the Golden Globe as the most promising new female film director.