Lumière Classics

Now in its 15th year, the Lumière film festival is renewing its commitment to and support for the cinema of yesterday and today, paying tribute to its history, celebrating its diversity and richness, and bringing together all those involved in its preservation and vitality.

The Lumière Classics label was created to showcase the year's finest restorations of twentieth-century films and encourage their (re)discovery. The films bearing this label are introduced exclusively at the festival in the "New Restorations" section, as well as in other sections of the festival. The label highlights the extent of the work carried out by archives, film libraries, rights holders and foundations to restore classics from the history of cinema. It also recognises lesser-known films that are nonetheless essential to the global cinematographic landscape.



New restorations


A House Divided by William Wyler (1931, 1h10)
Seth remarries Ruth, a woman young enough to be his daughter. The situation becomes complicated when Ruth falls in love with Seth's son... A personal work by one of Hollywood's most important directors.
Institut Lumière (Hangar) Thu 19 11:30am | Pathé Bellecour Fri 20 7:45pm | Lumière Terreaux Sat 21 8:15pm

Adieu Chérie by Raymond Bernard (1946, 1h50, VFSTA)
To avoid the marriage of convenience his family imposes on him, Bruno (Jacques Berthier) proposes a fake marriage to "Chérie" (Danielle Darrieux)... A comedy with witty dialogue, a huge hit upon its release. 
Institut Lumière (Villa) Sun 15 6:45pm Institut Lumière (Villa) Sun 15 7pm | Pathé Bellecour Thue 19 2:45pm | Institut Lumière (Hangar) Fri 20 11:15am | UGC Confluence Sat 21 3:45pm

Without Pity by Alberto Lattuada (Senza pietà, 1948, 1h30)
Angela, searching for her brother, meets Jerry, an African-American soldier. Their friendship and affinity will take them through trying times together... A daring portrait for its time of two lonely people, scripted by a young Federico Fellini to music by Nino Rota.
Institut Lumière (Hangar) Sun 15 9:15am | UGC Confluence Mon 16 2:30pm

Fear and Desire by Stanley Kubrick (1953, 1h12)
Stuck behind enemy lines, a guard patrol massacres two soldiers, only to discover that a young woman has witnessed the scene... The 25-year-old filmmaker's first movie, seen for the first time in its original version.
Pathé Bellecour Sun 15 1:30pm | UGC Confluence Tue 17 4:45pm | Institut Lumière (Villa) Wed 18 8:45pm & Institut Lumière (Villa) Wed 18 9pm

Boulevard by Julien Duvivier  (1960, 1h36, VFSTA)
Jojo, a young teenager, lives alone under the roofs of Paris. His crush on his neighbour, unfortunately already spoken for, gets the better of him... A chronicle of the Pigalle district, combining a clever dose of emotion and mischief, starring the phenomenal Jean-Pierre Léaud, just a few months after the success of The 400 Blows.
Pathé Bellecour Tue 17 2:30pm | Lumière Terreaux Wed 18 6:45pm | Institut Lumière (Hangar) Sat 21 9am | Lumière Bellecour Sun 22 2:30pm

Peeping Tom by Michael Powell
(1960, 1h41)
Mark Lewis purports to be making a documentary, but in reality, he is doing something far more nefarious – stalking women in order to record the fear of death in their faces... Controversial upon its release, a creepily brilliant film by one of Britain's greatest directors.
Comœdia Mon 16 11:15am | UGC Confluence Wed 18 9:45pm | Institut Lumière (Hangar) Sat 21 10:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Sun 22 2pm

I... For Icarus by Henri Verneuil (1979, 2h08)
Prosecutor Volney (Yves Montand) discovers information following an investigation. Like Icarus getting too close to the sun, he gets a little too close to the truth... A chilling thriller adapted from Milgram's psychological experiment. Music by maestro Ennio Morricone.
Pathé Bellecour Sun 15 9:30pm | UGC Astoria Wed 18 11am | Institut Lumière (Villa) Fri 20 4:45pm Institut Lumière (Villa) Fri 20 5pm | Comœdia Sun 22 1:45pm

Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind by Tsui Hark (Di yi lei xing wei xian, 1980, 1h35, int -12ans)
In Hong Kong, three friends are making an incendiary bomb. Pearl joins a group of criminals planning to commit ever more daring acts… Nicknamed the “Clockwork Orange of Hong Kong”, an innovative and irreverent film signed by the landmark director of the Hong Kong New Wave. 
UGC Confluence Sun 15 9:45pm | Institut Lumière (Villa) Mon 16 9:30pm Institut Lumière (Villa) Mon 16 9:45pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat 21 9:45pm

Confidentially Yours by François Truffaut (Vivement dimanche !, 1983, 1h51, VFSTA)
Julien (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is suspected of having killed his wife and her lover. He hides from the police while his secretary (Fanny Ardant) searches for the murderer... A pastiche of the detective flick, and Truffaut's last film. 
Pathé Bellecour Wed 18 2:45pm | Comœdia Fri 20 7:45pm

Let's Get Lost by Bruce Weber (Documentary, 1988, 2h)
The portrait of Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter and virtuoso singer. During the last year of his life, he told the story of his career. In sculptural black and white, the true face of a music legend captured by the great fashion photographer Bruce Weber.
Comœdia Mon 16 4:15pm | Lumière Terreaux Tue 17 11am The two screenings will be introduce by Bruce Weber


Treasures & Curiosities

With the support of Logochopard Normal


United States
Bushman by David Schickele (1971, 1h15)
In San Francisco, the adventures of Gabriel, a young Nigerian, reflect the tribal, personal and racial frictions of the tumultuous year of 1968... Schickele uses his film to combat the violence of American society.
Institut Lumière (Hangar) Sun 15 10:15pm | Lumière Terreaux Mon 16 2:15pm | Cinéma Opéra Fri 20 9:45pm

Cinq tulipes rouges by Jean Stelli (1949, 1h37, VFSTA)
Journalist "Colonelle" and Commissaire Honoré Ricoul attempt to unmask the killer responsible for five murders committed during the 1948 Tour de France, each marked by a red tulip... An offbeat thriller set against the backdrop of the Tour de France. 
Pathé Bellecour Mon 16 6:45pm | Institut Lumière (Villa) Wed 18 6:30pm Institut Lumière (Villa) Wed 18 6:45pm | Institut Lumière (Villa) Sun 22 6:15pm & Institut Lumière (Villa) Sun 22 6:30pm

Le Jardin qui bascule by Guy Gilles (1975, 1h32)
Two idle youngsters hired as hitmen manage to get themselves invited to the villa of the woman they are charged with eliminating... A hauntingly melancholy and poetic film starring the unclassifiable Delphine Seyrig.
Lumière Terreaux Sun 15 11am | Institut Lumière (Villa) Thu 19 11:30am & Institut Lumière (Villa) Thu 19 11:45am

Hombre de la esquina rosada by René Mugica (1962, 1h11)
“El Corralero”, a former hitman, has been released from prison and is determined to clean up his act. But fate has other plans when it comes to avenging his former cellmate... The tension builds steadily in this successful adaptation of a Borges tale…
Institut Lumière (Villa) Tue 17 3:45pm Institut Lumière (Villa) Tue 17 4pm | Institut Lumière (Hangar) Wed 18 2pm

Maybe Tomorrow by Judit Elek (Majd holnap, 1980, 1h45)
Eszter and István meet up every day in a flat where they love each other with passion, but they both have families... Unflinchingly lucid, the film holds up a mirror to Hungarian society.
Institut Lumière (Villa) Mon 16 7pm | Cinéma Opéra Wed 18 4pm

A Woman Heats the Sauna by Arvo Kruusement (Naine kütab sauna, 1979, 1h09)
In the midst of winter, Anu is given the task of preparing a sauna that will soon be used by foreigners. Many memories of her old life resurface... Awarded Best Actress at the first Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic Film Festival in 1980, this work paints a superb portrait of a woman.
Institut Lumière (Villa) Thu 19 4:15pm | Institut Lumière (Hangar) Fri 20 4:45pm

The Village by Leopold Lindtberg (The Village, 1953, 1h33)
In a Swiss village created just for them, war orphans from all over Europe await the day when children from all over the world will unite in friendship... A humanist and pacifist work with a message of peace between nations.
Institut Lumière (Villa) Tue 17 5:30pm & Institut Lumière (Villa) Tue 17 5:45pm| Pathé Bellecour Wed 18 2:30

South Korea
A Hometown in Heart by Yoon Yong-gyu (Ma-eum-ui go-hyang, 1949, 1h18)
Do-seong, an orphan entrusted to a Buddhist temple, becomes attached to a young widow who has come to mourn the recent death of her son... A deeply moving blend of Buddhist philosophy and maternal worship.
Lumière Terreaux Thu 19 7:15pm | Institut Lumière (Villa) Fri 20 9:30am
& Institut Lumière (Villa) Fri 20 9:45am


As ilhas encantadas by Carlos Vilardebó (1965, 1h30)
Pierre, a French sailor, lands on a desert island. There he discovers Hunila, who has survived alone for years after the death of her family... A film of formal elegance with airs of a reverie.
Cinéma Opéra Mon 16 4:15pm | Pathé Bellecour Tue 17 4:45pm


Dragon’s Return by Eduard Grečner (Drak sa vracia, 1968, 1h25)
In a small world ruled by superstition, a reclusive potter nicknamed "Dragon" is forced into exile. Years later he returns to the village... A soaring film of lyricism in magnificent black and white. 
Cinéma Opéra Tue 17 4:45pm | Institut Lumière (Villa) Thu 19 9:30am


The Grand Duel by Giancarlo Santi (Il grande duello, 1972, 1h38)
Vermeer is accused of killing Saxon, the patriarch of a powerful clan. While on the run, he meets Sheriff Clayton, who helps him out of a complicated situation... An enjoyable Spaghetti western starring Lee Van Cleef.
Pathé Bellecour Mon 16 4:15pm | UGC Confluence Thu 19 7pm | Lumière Terreaux Sat 21 10pm

The Hourglass Sanatorium by Wojciech Has (Sanatorium pod Klepsydrą, 1973, 2h04)
Jozef visits his father in a sanatorium that looks like a gloomy palace where time seems to have stood still. Venturing into the vast house, Jozef sees his double appear... A labyrinthine journey through dreamlike and nightmarish visions.
Pathé Bellecour Sun 15 4:15pm | Institut Lumière (Villa) Wed 18 10:45am
& Institut Lumière (Villa) Wed 18 11am


Tabataba by Raymond Rajaonarivelo (1988, 1h18)
In a village in Madagascar, a Malagasy from the city brings with him ideas for independence. He won't be able to do anything without the support of all the Malagasy... The director's first-hand account of the 1947 Malagasy uprising against colonial rule. 
Institut Lumière (Villa) Mon 16 2:15pm Institut Lumière (Villa) Mon 16 2:30pm | Lumière Terreaux Tue 17 4:30pm


A Tale from the Past by Dhimitër Anagnosti (Përralle nga e kaluara, 1987, 1h28) 
Marigo, a 20-year-old woman in love with a man from her village, is forced into a marriage with Gjino, a fourteen-year-old boy from a wealthier family... A caustic critique of arranged marriages in the Balkans.
Institut Lumière (Villa) Fri 20 11:30am Institut Lumière (Villa) Fri 20 11:45am | Cinéma Opéra Sat 21 4:45pm

Other films bearing the Lumière Classics label

Le Nabab by Albert Capellani (1913, 55min, STA)
Bernard Jeansoulet supports his brother Louis and his mother through his work. Louis finds a job in Paris, where he gets carried away by the intoxicating atmosphere, and ends up in prison... An adaptation of Alphonse Daudet’s work by one of the pioneers of cinema.
CC Institut Lumière (Hangar) Tue 17 9am

The Sad Sack by Jean Renoir (Tire au flanc, 1928, 1h54, STA)
Jean Dubois d'Ombelles, a young bourgeois poet, is called up for military service at the same time as his valet Joseph Turlot (Michel Simon)... Jean Renoir's last silent film, a year before the arrival of talkies.
Institut Lumière (Villa) Mon 16 4:15pm

Adieu, Mascotte by Wilhelm Thiele (1929, 1h26)
To save a friend in trouble, Mascotte (Lilian Harvey) sells herself at an auction to Jean. He then uses her to make his unfaithful wife jealous... A humorous German romantic comedy, a real gem.
CC Institut Lumière (Hangar) Fri 20 2:30pm

Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo by Sadao Yamanaka (Tange Sazen yowa: Hyakuman ryo no tsubo, 1935, 1h32)
In an old pot, a man discovers a treasure map leading to a million ryo and sets out to find it... A samurai flick by the filmmaker who inspired a whole generation of Japanese directors.
Institut Lumière (Hangar) Thu 19 8:45pm | UGC Confluence Fri 20 3pm | Comœdia Sat 21 10:45am

Bellissima by Luchino Visconti (1951, 1h55)
Maddalena sacrifices her marriage and her savings so that her daughter can become the next star of Cinecittà.... A critical reflection on the famous new cinema of the post-war period and an ode to the Italian neorealist legend, Anna Magnani.
Cinéma Opéra Sun 15 7pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu 19 5:45pm | UGC Confluence Fri 20 11:15am | Institut Lumière (Villa) Sat 21 4pm & Institut Lumière (Villa) Sat 21 4:15pm

Death of a Cyclist by Juan Antonio Bardem (Muerte de un ciclista, 1955, 1h24)
After running over a worker on her bicycle, Maria José fears public scandal and worries about the insinuations of a blackmailer, Rafà… A corrosive and bitter critique of Franco's Spain, a major film of Spanish cinema of the 1950s. 
Pathé Bellecour Wed 18 9:45pm | Comœdia Thu 19 10:45am | UGC Confluence Fri 20 6pm | Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon sa 21 18h30

Pather Panchali by Satyajit Ray (1955, 2h05)
Young Apu, from a very poor family in Bengal, sees his father leave in search of a new job to be able to provide for them... An eloquent, universal and lyrical film and a chronicle of everyday life in rural India.
Lumière Terreaux Sun 15 7:15pm | Institut Lumière (Hangar) Mon 16 2:45pm

Aparajito by Satyajit Ray (Aparajito, 1956, 1h50)
From his life in the big city of Benares to his return to his native village, Apu grows up between personal desires and family duty, between modernity and tradition... The second opus in the Apu Trilogy, which won the Golden Lion at Venice, is a moving tale with splendid cinematography.
UGC Astoria Wed 18 5:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu 19 11:15am

The World of Apu
 by Satyajit Ray (Apur Sansar, 1959, 1h45
After the dramatic events of his past, Apu's life is about to take a lasting and unexpected turn when he is persuaded to attend the wedding of a friend’s cousin... Satyajit Ray, with infinite delicacy, adds the final touch to his masterpiece on the human condition.
UGC Astoria Fri 20 4:15pm | Lumière Terreaux Sat 21 11am

Il grido by Michelangelo Antonioni (Il grido, 1957, 1h57)
Aldo travels around northern Italy with his daughter, unable to forget Irma, the woman he was supposed to marry before she left him.... The portrait of a man in love plagued by torment and loneliness, filmed in the landscapes so dear to Antonioni.
Institut Lumière (Villa) Sat 14 4pm Institut Lumière (Villa) Sat 14 4:15pm | Comœdia Sun 15 3pm | UGC Confluence Wed 18 10:45am | UGC Astoria Sat 21 11am

Tale of Zatoichi by Kenji Misumi (Zatôichi monogatari, 1962, 1h36)
A blind man travels from town to town, making a living by playing dice and giving massages. Although seemingly harmless, he is secretly an expert swordsman... This was the first appearance of Zatoichi, a protagonist subsequently used by a dozen filmmakers in twenty-six films.
Institut Lumière (Hangar) Fri 20 10:30pm 1st film

Destiny’s Son by Kenji Misumi (Kiru, 1962, 1h11)
The survivor of a massacre, Shingo was raised in the home of the Takakura samurai. As an adult, he has become invincible with the sword and participates in numerous battles... A powerful, fast-paced chambara with sharp camerawork.
Institut Lumière (Hangar) Fri 20 10:30pm 2nd film

The Sword  by Kenji Misumi (Ken, 1964, 1h35)
Kokubu, the master of a kendo club, practises the discipline with fervour. Mibu, a new member of the club, is completely in awe of him and goes so far as to imitate his way of life... A film reminiscent of the Japanese New Wave, based on a short story by Yukio Mishima.
Institut Lumière (Hangar) Fri 20 10:30pm 3rd film

Sword Devil by Kenji Misumi (Ken ki, 1965, 1h34)
Hampei, an athletic young gardener, learns to wield a sword and proves to be a formidable assassin. He becomes the henchman of a great vassal... The final instalment of the Blade Trilogy, a sombre, nihilistic work.
Institut Lumière (Hangar) Fri 20 10:30pm 4th film

Marée noire et colère rouge by René Vautier (Documentary, 1978, 1h06)
In 1978, the oil tanker Amoco Cadiz ran aground, spilling tens of thousands of tonnes of oil onto the Brittany coast. A documentary about one of the worst environmental disasters in history.
Pathé Bellecour Tue 17 9pm | Cinéma Opéra Wed 18 2:15pm

Room 666 by Wim Wenders (Chambre 666, Documentary, 1982, 47min)
In a hotel room in Cannes, Wenders asks fifteen filmmakers: "What is the future of cinema?” Heavyweight directors Spielberg, Antonioni and Godard share their thoughts on an art form shaken by the advent of a new era.
UGC Confluence Mon 16 5pm

The Name of the Rose by Jean-Jacques Annaud (1986, 2h12)
In 1327, the monk Guillaume de Baskerville was investigating mysterious deaths within the brotherhood. The secret seems to lie in a book considered cursed... Sean Connery plays Sherlock Holmes in a cassock in this remarkable adaptation of a work by Umberto Eco. 
Halle Tony Garnier Sun 22 2:45pm

Lune froide by Patrick Bouchitey (1991, 1h30, int -16ans)
Simon and Dédé are two friends in their forties who, at night, helped by alcohol, become delirious and wander around in search of visions... A poetic, sly and disturbing adaptation of a short story by Bukowski. 
Comœdia Wed 18 8pm | Lumière Terreaux Thu 19 9:15pm


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