I try every year to see all the movies nominated for an Oscar. I’m way behind this year, so yesterday we decided to see a movie in the afternoon. I checked it out online and saw that the movie The Descendants was playing at La Pagode. I love the La Pagode cinema. It is an authentic pagoda moved from Japan and was originally used a ballroom for the house next door which belonged to Mr. Bon Marche (of the famous department store in Paris) and his wife. After they divorced in the 1930’s it was turned into a movie theatre. It is beautiful and I always love going to see a movie there. It must be about a mile and a half walk, but it is such an interesting one. I would have to recommend the movie if you have not seen it yet. It was very good and set in Hawaii. We really enjoyed the story and the beautiful setting.
Interesting to me was that so many people were going into Salle 1 and we were going to Salle 2. I kept wondering what movie everyone was going to see which was called La Taupe. I’ll keep you posted on that one.
We left the theatre and stopped about a block away at a favorite little boulangerie on the corner. We had coffee and a pastry each and talked about the movie.
On our way back we stopped at the little butcher shop to pick up a roasted chicken for dinner and then on to this little Italian specialty store. Several containers of olives, veal cutlets and roasted peppers later, we continued on. We then stopped to get bread.
I made some roasted red potatoes in the oven to go along with the chicken and side dishes. I treated myself to the hot potatoes, comté cheese, bread, olives, and left over Chinese rice. I was starving as the only thing I had prior to dinner was a morning yogurt. Oh, okay I did have a chocolate bar in the movies.
We wanted to rent a movie for tonight, so I looked around and read about some recent releases on iTunes. A movie called “The Way”, with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez looked like a good possibility. The reviews were very good and the story sounded so interesting, so we rented it. It is the story of La Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. It is the most inspiring story of a family and the ancient network of the pilgrimage route. I won’t say another word about it so as not to spoil it for you, if you have not seen it already. I highly recommend it, we absolutely loved the story. If you would like to read about it, here is the link:
So it was a great double-header movie day in Paris.
P.S. Yesterday I found myself thinking about this movie so much, it just stayed with me. Every time my husband and I saw walking sticks, we would remark to each other that we need to get those in case we ever do La Camino. Actually, I think we would really love to every since we saw this story.
I loved George Clooney in the movie, he was truly wonderful and unlike how he really is, so the acting was superb. I enjoyed the movie too. Although I didn’t see it in Paris! I’m so glad you are enjoying your stay! And, I read every blog as soon as I can so to enjoy Paris through your eyes! Love to Mike…Marianne
It really was a good movie right? I’m so happy you saw it. Was I right about the backdrop of Hawaii, it is so beautiful! Elaine