A selection of the finest restorations of the year, including films by Woody Allen (Annie Hall), Claude Autant-Lara (L’Affaire du courrier de Lyon), André Cayatte (To Die of Love), Patrice Chéreau (The Flesh of the Orchid), Jacques Rivette (Le Pont du Nord).
L’Ascension du Mont-Blanc (1907, 14 min)
This rare testimony shows images of a mountain expedition in the early 20th century, revealing the methods and material of the time.
Institut Lumière Sat. 21 at 11am followed by Premier de cordée by Louis Daquin
L'Affaire du courrier de Lyon by Maurice Lehmann and Claude Autant-Lara (1937, 1h32)
1796. A convoy of money between Lyon and Italy is attacked by brigands. Strongly resembling the leader of the bandits, a bourgeois man is condemned to death... A striking adaptation of this famous historical drama.
Lumière Terreaux Mon. 16 at 2:30pm I Villa Lumière Fri. 20 at 6:15pm I Institut Lumière Sun. 22 at 11:15am5
Premier de cordée by Louis Daquin (1944, 1h46)
Traumatized by a fall, the son of a mountain guide must face his fears to look for his father, who has disappeared after an expedition... A true hymn to courage, in sublime landscapes.
Villa Lumière Tue. 17 at 11am I Pathé Bellecour Fri. 20 at 7pm I Institut Lumière Sat. 21 at 11am after L’Ascension du Mont-Blanc
Monelle by Henri Decoin (Les Amoureux sont seuls au monde, 1948, 1h40)
A famous composer, very fond of his wife, helps nurture a young pianist. The tabloid press soon announces a romantic liaison between the man and his protégée... An intense melodrama, with Louis Jouvet, Renée Devillers, Dany Robin and delectable dialogue by Henri Jeanson.
Villa Lumière Sun. 15 at 2pm I Lumière Fourmi Mon. 16 at 3:15pm I Pathé Bellecour Tue. 17 at 2pm and Sun. 22 at 5:30pm
Holiday for Henrietta by Julien Duvivier (La Fête à Henriette, 1952, 1h50)
Two screenwriters cannot agree on the sequence of their film... A fast-paced comedy that crosses genres, by the director of Pépé le Moko and The End of the Day.
Villa Lumière Tue. 17 at 8:45pm I Institut Lumière Fri. 20 at 2pm I Lumière Fourmi Sat. 21 at 5pm I Pathé Bellecour Sun. 22 at 2:45pm
To Die of Love by André Cayaette (Mourir pour aimer, 1971, 1h50)
A 30-year-old professor (Annie Girardot) and one of her 17-year-old students fall in love. The boy's parents decide to sue... A poignant drama based on a true story, met with acclaim upon its release.
Lumière Fourmi Sun. 15 at 5:15pm I Mions Tue. 17 at 8pm I Lumière Terreaux Thu. 19 at 9:30pm
The Flesh of the Orchid by Patrice Chéreau (La chair de l’orchidée, 1975, 2h)
A rich heiress (Charlotte Rampling), fleeing her ill-intentioned aunt, crosses the path of a horse breeder (Bruno Crémer) and a former circus artist (Simone Signoret)... Patrice Chéreau's first film.
Lumière Fourmi Mon. 16 at 8pm I Villa Lumière Wed. 18 at 5pm
Annie Hall by Woody Allen (1977, 1h33)
Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) is highly neurotic. His idyllic relationship with Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) is seems headed for demise after years of tenderness... After his burlesque comedies, Woody Allen invents a new tone with this movie that won 4 Oscars.
Comœdia Sun. 15 at 10:45am I Lumière Terreaux Tue. 17 at 4:45pm Saint-Genis-Laval Wed. 18 at 8:30pm I UGC Astoria Sat. 21 at 8:30pm
Le Pont du Nord by Jacques Rivette (1981, 2h09)
On her release from prison, Marie runs into Baptiste, an offbeat wanderer. The two strike up a strange friendship in an adventure that involves questionable characters... Bulle and Pascale Ogier feed off each other’s lines in a mystical and disenchanted Paris.
Lumière Bellecour Tue. 17 at 2:30pm I Lumière Terreaux Sat. 21 at 2:15pm Lumière Fourmi Sun. 22 at 2:30pm
All Fired Up by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (Tout feu, tout flamme, 1982, 1h48)
Pauline, a brilliant ivy league graduate, takes care of her whole family in the absence of her father, a specialist in shady affairs... A spirited and endearing
comedy with Isabelle Adjani and Yves Montand.
Pathé Bellecour Fri. 20 at 11am
"10 ans de restauration numérique" par Gaumont et Eclair-division restauration
Villa Lumière Thu.19 at 11h30
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