The Cars that Ate Paris


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peter_weir_iconFull of Wonder: Films of Peter Weir

The Cars that Ate Paris

  1. Friday, February 20, 2015 9:30 p.m.
Image from the film The Cars That Ate Paris
Peter Weir’s debut feature is a black comedy, horror film about the small town of Paris, Australia, which has an unusually high rate of fatal car crashes. The town’s residents prosper from these ‘so-called-accidents’ as complicity becomes apparent. As brothers George and Arthur Waldo drive into Paris, things begin to heat up, and Aurthur gets an inside look at what is really happening. The film had great success at the Cannes Film Festival and over time has become a cult classic. (35mm presentation)

35mm film print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.