After being honoured at the festival in 2018, the Mexican director of And Your Mother Too, Gravity or Roma returns to the Lumière film festival for a tribute he wishes to pay to Swiss filmmaker Alain Tanner.
Ours thanks to Films du Camélia, Jupiter Films, Tamasa
© Les films du Camelia
Charles, Dead or Alive by Alain Tanner (Charles mort ou vif,1969, 1h33)
On the eve of his company's hundredth anniversary, Charles Dé, a brilliant businessman, fed up with his life, disappears into thin air... The director's first feature-length fiction film paved the way for the "new Swiss cinema”.
Institut Lumière (Hangar) Thu 19 2:45pm | Lumière Terreaux Sat 21 6pm
The Salamander by Alain Tanner (La Salamandre, 1971, 2h, VFSTA)
Pierre and Paul team up to write a screenplay based on the true story of a young girl, Rosemonde, accused by her uncle of trying to kill him... The cast features Bulle Ogier, Jean-Luc Bideau and Jacques Denis in an uncompromising film of absolute spontaneity and beauty.
Lumière Terreaux Fri 20 4:30pm
Jonah Who Will be 25 in the Year 2000 by Alain Tanner (Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000, 1976, 1h55, VFSTA)
The Vernier couple, disappointed by May 1968, are about to have their fourth child, Jonah. They dream of a better world for the latter, who will be 25 in the year 2000... An allegorical film at the crossroads of genres, combining gravity and humour.
Comœdia Sat 21 5pm
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