The Return of Sidney Lumet

In restored prints and newly-released material


e is one of the most distinctive and underrated filmmakers of his generation. After Sydney Pollack, Hal Ashby, Walter Hill, Joan Micklin Silver, Peter Bogdanovich, William Friedkin and Ida Lupino, the Lumière Film Festival continues its history of American cinema by honouring a key director, at the crossroads of the studios and New Hollywood, who created gems of contemporary film history as well as a string of classics, and played a major role in establishing the crime film as a genre of nobility, the director of Running on Empty and Dog Day Afternoon: New Yorker Sidney Lumet.


In collaboration with Park Circus and Warner Bros.


And with Carlotta, Paramount, Sony International, Splendor Films, Studiocanal and Swashbuckler Films


Check back in September for details on the Sidney Lumet programme



  1. Paul Newman in The Verdict (1982)
  2. Anna Magnani and Marlon Brando in The Fugitive Kind (1960)
  3. Henry Fonda in 12 Angry Men (1957)
  4. Al Pacino in Serpico (1973)
  5. Lauren Bacall in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
  6. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
  7. Faye Dunaway in Network (1976)
  8. Charlotte Rampling in The Verdict (1982)
  9. Nick Nolte in Q & A (1990)
  10. Marisa Tomei in Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
  11. Ingrid Bergman in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
  12. River Phoenix in Running on Empty (1988)
  13. Sean Connery in The Offence (1972)
  14. Rod Steiger in The Pawnbroker (1964)
  15. Richard Burton in Equus (1977)

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