Actress Leslie Caron
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An American in Paris re-released after digital restoration

It swept the Oscars 60 years ago, a dazzling technicolour musical starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.

Such is its enduring appeal that An American in Paris has now been re-released in a new digital restoration.

The film is about a struggling artist, called Jerry, trying to make it big in the French capital. Along the way, he falls in love with the charming Lise.

The BBC's Kathy Harcombe went to meet the actress behind the role.

  • 02 Nov 2011