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Le Grand Bal (screening followed by jam session + folk ball!)

November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


☞ FILM: ‘Le Grand Bal’ directed by Laetitia Carton (1h 39m)
☞ DATE & TIME: Thursday November 29th – 💃 Screening at 7pm ; Folk Music, Ball and drinks at 9pm.
☞ CINEMA: Cinéma Luminor Hôtel de Ville, 20 Rue du Temple, 75004, Paris
☞ TICKETS: €9.50 full price; €7.50 for students and all other concessions. Tickets available ONLINE and at the door. Both cards and cash accepted at the cinema.


Fifteen years ago, director Laetitia Carton went to the Grands Bals de l’Europe, in Gennetines. She saw hundreds of people dancing for seven days straight. Today, 29 years after its inception, this famous ball calls out 2,000 people to 8 wooden dance floors for around 15 balls a night. To call it a celebration would be an understatement. At ‘Le Grand Bal’, life becomes pure and raw at once. The beauty of life is on full display in this impeccable documentary. “I cannot find such emotion, friendliness and energy, produced by a community, anywhere else…” says Carton, and you’ll find her claims to be true as you witness this breathtaking documentary, and after get to join in the fun with Paris Bal Folk!


This is the story of a big ball. Every summer, more than two thousand people come from all over Europe, to a small town in the French countryside. For 7 days and 8 nights, people dance again and again, lose the notion of time, defy their fatigue and their bodies. They turn, they laugh, they spin, they cry and sing. In this beautiful documentary, life pulses.

“An accomplished and fascinating piece of work that explores both a specific event and a human activity far too often only practiced or looked at without trying to penetrate its deeper mysteries.” -The Hollywood Reporter

Watch the trailer (with English subtitles) here:


The screening will take place at cinéma Luminor Hôtel de Ville, located in the beautiful area of the Marais, by Centre Pompidou. At 7pm, the screening begins, and at 9pm Lost in Frenchlation invites you to join the association Paris Bal Folk for our own ball, featuring folk music and drinks! Tickets available both online and at the cinema.

Don’t miss this transformative, humanistic documentary about what it means to let your hair down, dance, and connect with others in the oldest way we know. We can’t wait to dance the night away with you! 💃

À bientôt…

🎬The Lost in Frenchlation Team, in partnership with Paris Bal Folk


November 29, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm




Luminor Hôtel de Ville
20, rue du temple
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