Jane Campion directed the traditional remake of Leaving the Lumière Factories.
Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona has placed his work in the realm of the imaginary. He gives us details.
It is Jane Campion's most celebrated film, a magnificent story of female emancipation shot in breathtaking landscapes. Here are some of the secrets behind The Piano.
One day, one volunteer : A portrait of Marc Ella, singer-songwriter
They Were Five is a great classic of French and worldwide cinema.
You won't see these three films on the big screen any time soon! It is your last opportunity to take a journey to the land of Gilles Grangier, the great filmmaker of the people.
Eisenstein's first film is revolutionary in every sense of the word.
This year, Clint Eastwood celebrates his fiftieth anniversary as a filmmaker, directing forty movies in all.
One day, one volunteer : A portrait of Patrick Pailler.
From one Palme d'Or to another: During a vibrant gala ceremony, Julia Ducournau, winner of the top Cannes prize for Titane, presented the 13th Lumiere Award to the woman who paved the way, New Zealander Jane Campion.
Jane Campion is an artist of firsts. Highlights of her vibrant conversation with the audience in Lyon…
A regular at the Lumière festival, Gaspar Noé delivers a powerful film about couples and old age.
It was by devouring fantasy films, including the first Jurassic Park, that the Catalan Juan Antonio Bayona became a master of the genre. But will he ever end up surpassing it?
A hard-hitting yet luminous and entertaining work about the ills of our society and in particular those of the hospital system. Highlights…
Directed between 2002 and 2003, the Infernal Affairs trilogy succeeds in building a police tragedy with a universal and gripping lyricism.
For the past three years, Josestxo Cerdan Los Arcos has directed the Filmoteca Española from Madrid. He was in attendance at Lumière to introduce the restored print of That Happy Couple.
Spotlight on Gentlemen and Miss Lupino by Clara and Julia Kuperberg.
Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Chanel Fashion Activities and Chanel SAS, explains the common history that the fashion house, official partner of the Lumière festival, shares with the cinema.
Estelle Wolniewicz has been a volunteer at the Lumière festival since 2013.
A sombre tale of darkness, Touch of Evil, Orson Welles' last Hollywood film, is a virtuoso exercise in style.
Aware of the climate change crisis, the Lumière festival is adopting an innovative approach.
Jane Campion films women's bodies, not with self-consciousness or fetishized fascination, but with simplicity and precision, extoling the freedom of her heroines.
Three fabulous Japanese horror flicks guarantee a night of thrills and chills!
Always choosing alternate roads, armed with a devastating sense of humour, the legendary actress Bulle Ogier charmed the audience of the Comédie Odéon. An elegant, funny and slightly whimsical encounter, perfectly “Bulle”.
Melvin Van Peebles, who died less than a month ago, marked the beginning of "blaxploitation". His son, Mario remembers his father in this statement distributed to the American press.
At the helm of the film library Cineteca di Bologna and the Il Cinema Ritrovato (‘rediscovered cinema’) festival, Farinelli has devoted his life to heritage films.
From South Africa to Afghanistan, via Syria and Eritrea, the festival's volunteers from all over the world were honoured this Thursday morning at the Village Lumière.
BNP Paribas is one of the founding partners of the Lumière festival. Vincent-Baptiste Closon, Head of Partnerships, Affinity Territories and Events, explains the bank's actions in favour of the cinema.
2004. The beginning of June is flooded with sunshine. We All Loved Each Other So Much is released in French theatres, heralding a summer that is at once radiant, lyrical and melancholic.
Documentary filmmaker Claudia Collao investigates Sergei Eisenstein's Que Viva Mexico, a film that never came to fruition.
“Cinema is not my work, it is my life", declared this enthusiast of everything (but particularly architecture) at Cannes this past July.
Director Bette Gordon and photographer Nan Goldin introduced Variety
A pseudo-musical with an implausible and delicious storyline. Grangier in his prime.
Young and old alike did not miss the pleasure of rediscovering Shrek, the famous green ogre, on Wednesday afternoon at the Mother and Child Hospital in Bron.
The actress Bulle Ogier has traced a singular path characterised by a strong loyalty to unclassifiable filmmakers.
In the twilight of silent cinema, Julien Duvivier delivers a dazzling nautical drama.
Michel Ciment is the editor of the review Positif and Le Masque et la Plume, and author of the fine book, Jane Campion par Jane Campion (Cahiers du Cinéma). He offers us his enlightened assessment of the work of the New Zealand filmmaker.
No written exams, no practice exams for the Baccalaureate this Tuesday for the students of the Lycée Guillaume-Fichet in Bonneville.
The resurrection of a film considered lost: King of the Circus by Max Linder
Screened under the banner of the section Treasures & Curiosities, The Confrontation by Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó is a work of fascinating singularity.
Asije Harizaj has been a volunteer at the Lumière festival since 2018.
Nils Tavernier, Bertrand Tavernier's son, and Charlotte Kady, his interpreter, introduced L.627 by Bertrand Tavernier.
OCS managing director Guillaume Jouhet explains how its programming is a reflection of the festival in Lyon.
The making of Van Gogh, as recounted by Sylvie Pialat, the filmmaker's last partner.
This year, the Bernard Chardère Prize was awarded to Thierry Lounas, founder of Capricci (1999), which produces and distributes films and publishes books on the cinema...
Chirine Docquin has been a volunteer at the Lumière festival since its creation in 2009!
A simple forest with a group of women and men sets the scene for the film A Report on the Party and Guests, a highly arranged satire by Czech filmmaker Jan Němec.
In five films, François Truffaut shot a unique oeuvre, portraying the life, in real time and over twenty years of a character whose name today belongs to the world heritage of cinema: Antoine Doinel!
I had already met the ‘bear’. Or thereabouts. In fact, Brian de Palma and I are a story of missed encounters.
A look back at the screenings introduced by Irène Jacob and Rainer Rother.
With his characteristic elegance and humour, composer Philippe Sarde spoke about his career at the Comédie Odéon.
Margaret Bodde launched the MIFC by explaining the missions of the Film Foundation, created by Martin Scorsese in 1990.
In the documentary Jacques Tati, Tombé de la Lune, Jean-Marie Péretié recounts how the meticulous director turned his lanky figure and anti-conventional, mischievous gaze into an inimitable style.
Rediscovering Bob Swaim's thriller involves recognising that the vision of the police before its release was terribly dated. The director discusses the particular context of its creation.
Director Sydney Pollack was also a scenic artist, creating his cinema of emotions in the panorama of the Wild West or Africa.
A look back at the screenings introduced by Samuel Le Bihan and Danièle Thompson.
During a masterclass that was inevitably light-hearted, the whimsical Édouard Baer shared, through digressions and jokes, anecdotes that only he could unlock.
What if Sydney Pollack, underneath all his narrative lyricism, was actually the filmmaker of melancholy? His heroes fall apart in order to be better reborn amidst an America in crisis. Analysis.
The philosopher has always thought of the cinema as an instrument for discovering the world and its beings. Notably in his famous documentary, Chronicle of a Summer.
A portrait of Laurie Salat, responsible for welcoming the public to the village bookstore and the Lumiere Award ceremony.
I have explained here how I found myself at Philippe Sarde's last known address for a major interview.
Presented at Cannes in 1984, Variety, Bette Gordon's first feature film, is a striking reflection of the artsy New York of the time. Flashback.
8½, and the films of Federico Fellini more generally, could be to cinema what Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.
It is the beginning of both a friendship and a metamorphosis.
That Happy Couple is a gentle comedy that portrays the state of a young couple destined for marriage and prey to the stuttering privileges of early consumer society.
An auditorium packed to the rafters celebrated the memory of the late director last night with uncommon emotion.
On Sunday, Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino overcame his eternal shyness to tell his story to the audience at the Comédie Odéon.
The film Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator opens with, "I'm sure you're interested in sex.
Whether he is cornered or pushed by extreme psychological and physical situations in The Room Upstairs, The Lower Depths or The Walls of Malapaga, one thing is certain: nothing can make Jean Gabin run.
When Gabin received a suggestion to shoot a film in the south, he commented, "Once you get past the Loire, it's all adventure...".
“When do we arrive?” On the way to the Halle Tony Garnier, the inhabitants from Lyon are becoming impatient this Sunday afternoon.
A fan of musical covers and a film buff, the talented Jeanne Cherhal will give a "Cinema" concert this evening, composed of film songs.
Co-president and artistic director of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele, explains the affinities between the famous jeweller, partner of the Lumière festival, and the cinema.
The lair lies on the edge of the 17th arrondissement of Paris, far from the bustling crowds of hectic Parisian life.
One day, one volunteer : portrait of Raphaëlle Billon Keravec.
Jean-Louis Trintignant tells his story in Trintignant par Trintignant, a documentary by Lucie Cariès, which reveals a deep and sensitive man with an enigmatic personality.
Actress, screenwriter, and later the only woman producer and director of the era, the great Ida Lupino (1914-1995) is commemorated through screenings and two documentaries
This year in the MIFC Village, the third edition of the DVD Publishers’ Fair brought together the sixteen publishers in attendance to present their catalogues to the public.
Filmed in 1953 during Luis Buñuel's first Mexican phase, Él is a clinical and at times comical portrait of a pathologically jealous man.
I am a fan of Tim Burton and David Fincher.
Franck Lhomeau, historian of the detective novel, who edited, presented and annotated the book, shares the story of the author of The Counterfeiters of Paris.
I had mentioned that the only time I saw Bertrand Tavernier at work was in October 2009 somewhere in the region of Cantal.
He was one of the greatest French filmmakers, as well as President of the Lumière Institute. For a long time, he had dreamt of this festival, which today survives him.
Imagine Meryl Streep, Anna Magnani, or Isabelle Huppert taking time between their acting roles in order to direct, creating intimate films or even epic sagas.
François Cluzet played one of the principal roles in ‘Round Midnight (1986), Bertrand Tavernier's great soliloquy to jazz, illuminated by the presence of saxophonist Dexter Gordon. The actor reminisces.
A dark and gripping adaptation of Simenon’s work, with a top-notch cast, results in one of Édouard Molinaro's best films.
What if we were to kick off the Lumière festival 2021 with laughter, emotion, and a light-hearted reflection on the importance of cinema?
Bertrand Tavernier may no longer be here, but he is still everywhere.
Programmer of the Lumière Institute and the Lumière festival, Maelle Arnaud gives us the inside story on the 2021 edition and shares her enthusiasm about the curiosity of the Lyon festivalgoers.
By observing his city of Naples, the great Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino has cultivated his vision of the world and developed his own striking, baroque style.
An actor, director, radio personality, loyal and valiant theatre performer of (Nobel laureate) Patrick Modiano, Edouard Baer is all of this, and more.
An inventive and bold actress, Maggie Gyllenhaal goes behind the camera to direct The Lost Daughter, adapted from a work by Elena Ferrante.
Sydney Pollack's seldom-seen debut film is led by two magnificent actors and driven by the suspense of a real-time thriller.
Jérôme Rieux, Managing Director of the Adéquat Group, which specialises in temporary employment and recruitment, explains how the Lumière festival became the focus of an innovative action.
The first screening of the Gilles Grangier revival features a thriller, which the French director was a master of, but also a bit more...
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