In exclusive premieres for the festival, come (re)discover these Iranian (Amir Naderi), Italian (Vittorio De Sica, Mauro Bolognini), American (Allen Baron, John Cassavetes), English (Tony Richardson), or Yugoslav (Aleksandar Petrovic), gems, ahead of their theatrical releases this fall..
Two Women by Vittorio De Sica (La Ciociara, 1960, 1h40)
1943. A widow, Cesira, flees Rome with her daughter to return to her native village... Sophia Loren, who received the Best Actress award at Cannes and an Oscar for her performance, blows up the screen in this adaptation of Moravia’s novel. Also starring Jean-Paul Belmondo.
Lumière Bellecour Mon. 16 at 2:15pm I Comœdia Thu. 19 at 10:45am I Lumière Terreaux Fri. 20 at 7pm I UGC Confluence Sun. 22 at 2:30pm
Bell’ Antonio by Mauro Bolognini (Il Bell'Antonio, 1960, 1h35)
Antonio (Marcello Mastroianni), a great seducer but secretly impotent, marries the beautiful Barbara (Claudia Cardinale) in her native village... A satire of macho Sicilian society written by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Lumière Bellecour Sun. 15 at 5pm I Comœdia Mon. 16 at 10:45am I UGC Astoria Thu. 19 at 8:30pm I Pathé Bellecour Sat. 21 at 5:45pm
Blast of Silence by Allen Baron (1961, 1h17)
Frankie Bono, a hitman and retired businessman, returns to New York for a final contract. Nothing goes as planned... A superb and little-known film noir, among the "New York City movies" favored by Martin Scorsese.
Comœdia Sun. 15 at 11am I Lumière Terreaux Sun. 15 at 5:15pm I Cinéma Opéra Mon. 16 at 7:15pm
A Taste of Honey by Tony Richardson (1961, 1h41)
Jo, a teenager, becomes pregnant by a black sailor. Abandoned by her mother, she meets Geoffrey, a young homosexual... An apogee of English social cinema with a breakout role for Rita Tushingham, the movie was crowned with multiple awards at Cannes and the BAFTAs.
Lumière Bellecour Sun. 15 at 2:45pm Lumière Fourmi Tue. 17 at 9:15pm and Thu. 19 at 4:30pm I Comœdia Sun. 22 at 11am
A Child is Waiting by John Cassavettes (1963, 1h58)
In an institution for handicapped children, a music teacher forms an attachment to a young boy, abandoned by his parents... A deeply humanistic film carried by Judy Garland and Burt Lancaster.
Villa Lumière Sat. 14 at 8:45pm I Décines Thu. 19 at 8:30pm I Comœdia Fri. 20 at 7:45pm I UGC Confluence Sun. 22 at 4:45pm
I Even Met Happy Gypsies by Aleksandar Petrovic (Skupljaci perja, 1967, 1h22)
Bora, a married Gypsy, falls in love with the young Tissa. He faces the ire of Tissa’s father... An impressive and beautiful film, played largely by Gypsies who tell their story in their own language.
Lumière Fourmi Tue. 17 at 2:45pm I Lumière Bellecour Thu. 19 at 7pm
The Runner by Amir Nadéri (Davandeh, 1984, 1h34)
Amir, a young boy left to his own devices, lives on the shores of the Persian Gulf. He lives on odd jobs and jaunts with his friends... An essential work in the history of Iranian cinema that puts children at the heart of the story for the first time.
Lumière Fourmi Mon. 16 at 5:45pm I Pathé Bellecour Thu. 19 at 6:45pm
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