Paris 1900


A masterpiece of editing, this documentary plunges us headlong into Belle Époque Paris via the moving image, and is entirely made up of footage shot during the period, introducing us to the issues and celebrities of the day. Beginning with the Paris Exposition of 1900 and the completion of the Eiffel Tower, the film progresses through cultural, technological, and social changes, from peaceful and sometimes naive times to the rumbling foreshadowing of the war that would disrupt France and Europe for years to come.