Epic screenings


The annual rendezvous for fans of epic movies on the big screen: Close Encounters of the Third Kind by Steven Spielberg (the director’s cut for the film’s 40th anniversary), 1900 by Bernardo Bertolucci, Reds by Warren Beatty to celebrate the centenary of the Russian October Revolution, Chariots of Fire with director Hugh Hudson here in person…



The Count of Monte Cristo by Robert Vernay (Le comte de Monte-Cristo1954, 3h02)
Edmond Dantes is arrested for conspiracy against the king and imprisoned in the terrible Castle of If... A three-hour adaptation of the novel by Alexandre Dumas, with Jean Marais.
Pathé Bellecour Sun.15 at 3pm I Villa Lumière Sat.21 at 5:15pm I UGC Astoria Sun.22 at 3pm

A Monkey in Winter by Henri Verneuil (Un singe en hiver1962, 1h45) 
A former rifleman in China (Jean Gabin), now the owner of a small hotel in Normandy, meets a young man (Jean-Paul Belmondo) seeking to drown his lovelorn sorrows in alcohol. The amazing face-off of two giants of French cinema in a film written by Michel Audiard.
Rillieux Mon.16 at 8pm I Institut Lumière Thu. 19 at 10pm I Pathé Bellecour Fri.20 at 8pm I Lumière Terreaux Sat.21 at 5pm

1900 by Bernardo Bertolucci (Novocento, 1976, 5h16)
The opposite destinies of two men (Robert De Niro and Gérard Depardieu), born on the same day on a large Italian property: one owners’ son, the other, the son of peasants... An immensely lyrical and political saga with a prestigious and international cast.
UGC Astoria Sun.15 at 2:30pm I Pathé Bellecour Sun. 22 at 3pm

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (director’s cut) by Steven Spielberg (1977, 2h17) 
Strange phenomena are occurring all over the world. Claude Lacombe (François Truffaut) must elucidate this mystery... Spielberg takes the opposite approach to science fiction movies, resulting in a deeply personal movie. Starring Richard Dreyfuss
Comœdia Tue.17 at 2pm I Pathé Bellecour Wed.18 at 8:45pm and Thu. 19 at 8pm I Pathé Vaise Fri. 20 at 8:30pm

Chariots of Fire by Hugh Hudson (1981, 2h05)
English Jew Harold Abrahams, a track star, overcomes anti-Semitism and social class stereotypes to challenge the “Flying Scotsman" Eric Liddell... A hymn to tolerance, carried by the music of Vangelis.
Institut Lumière Sat.14 at 5:15pm I Pathé Bellecour Wed.18 at 8:30pm I Comœdia Thu. 19 at 2:15pm I UGC Ciné Cité Internationale Sun.22 at 2:45pm

Reds by Warren Beatty (1981, 3h15)
John Reed, an idealistic American journalist, goes to Europe to cover the First World War and the Russian Revolution of October 1917... Reds was nominated for 12 Academy awards, winning three, including Warren Beatty for Best Director. A historical and politically committed saga. Starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton
Institut Lumière Tue.17 at 8:30pm 

The piano by Jane Campion (1993, 2h01) 
1852 in New Zealand. Ada follows her new husband in the depths of the bush. To win back her abandoned piano, she accepted an erotic arrangement proposed by her illiterate neighbor... A sublime masterpiece, Palme d'or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Pathé Vaise Sun.15 at 3pm I Pathé Bellecour Tue.17 at 8pm I Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon Fri.20 at 8pm I Comœdia Sat. 21 at 10:45am

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