With only just under 2 months to go before ÉCU 2020, we’ve put together an exciting list of events for you to get involved in this month in Paris, and to whet your appetite for the upcoming festival! There’s cinema, music, literature, art, history… don’t miss out!

ÉCU 2020 OFFICIAL FILM SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT, ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival

4 March

ÉCU will be announcing its official film selection for the 2020 festival, to be held from 24-26 April 2020 at Les 7 Parnassiens Cinema in Paris. Get ready for a great festival filled with exciting, innovative and original films made by some of the world’s best independent filmmakers! More information on our website.

TOUTE LA MÉMOIRE DU MONDE 2020: 8th International Festival of Restored Film, La Cinémathèque française

4 – 8 March

The Cinémathèque française is hosting a range of exceptional events, some with musical accompaniment: attend a “Night of Cinema”; listen to masterclasses by Isabella Rossellini, the festival’s ‘godmother’, and Guests of Honour Philip Kaufman and Rob Legato; discover the latest technological inventions, prestigious new restorations and the incredible work being done to save past works! Check out the website here.

37TH BANLIEUES BLEUES FESTIVAL, Paris

6 March – 3 April

This year’s festival features 40 groups from all around the world, all prepared to take you on an intrepid and unpredictable 4-week journey through the history of Jazz. An unmissable event of the music scene in France and, more broadly, Europe, the festival spreads its concert throughout the Paris region, especially in Seine-Saint-Denis, and takes place in around 15 towns and 20 different venues. For the detailed programme and to buy tickets, check out the website.

THE LAND OF MONSTERS: LÉOPOLD CHAUVEAU (1870-1940), Musée d’Orsay

10 March – 28 June

A sculptor, illustrator and author of books for both adults and children, Léopold Chauveau remained long-forgotten in the history of art, before a gift by his grandson to the Musée d’Orsay in 2017 (18 sculptures and 100 drawings) brought his name back into the limelight. This exhibition, which provides an entirely new insight into a collection of work that was unparalleled at the time, is structured into two parts: the personality, life and work of Léopold Chauveau; and his children’s universe, which will leave young visitors mesmerised. Visit the website for more information and to reserve your tickets.

POMPEII: AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE. ARCHEOLOGICAL TREASURES. NEW DISCOVERIES, Salon d’Honneur, Le Grand Palais

25 March – 8 June

Through 360° projections in ultra-high definition, with sound creations and 3D reconstructions of streets and houses, this immersive tour plunges the visitor into the heart of Pompeii, from the time of its splendour and through the tragedy of its destruction. Combining technology and archaeology, the exhibition tells the fascinating story of this City and the (re)discoveries made possible by excavations carried out in all eras up to the present day. More info and tickets here.

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