Big classics in black and white

For the second time, the Lumière festival offers a selection of masterpieces that have created the history of cinema. Great classics to become acquainted with or to see again with renewed pleasure on the big screen, from La Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937) to Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953), to Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini, 1954) or The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) and many others. Experience great moments in cinema.


Journey to Italy by Roberto Rossellini (Viaggio in Italia, 1954, 1h23)
In Journey to Italy, through the landscapes and places that follow one another, an English couple realizes the failure of their life together… Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders in a poignant story of a dissolved relationship.
Comœdia Mon.12 8:45 pm | Saint-Denis Tue.13 8:30 pm | Vénissieux Wed.14 8 pm | Cinéma Opéra Thu.15 5:45 pm | Lumière Institute Sun.18 4:45 pm

Followed by (for the screening of 18/10)

My Dad is 100 Years Old by Guy Maddin (2005, 17min)
A love letter from a daughter to her father (where Isabella Rossellini plays every role). A moving portrait of the great filmmaker.

La Grande illusion by Jean Renoir (1937, 1h53)
WWI. Following the failure of reconnaissance operations, two French soldiers are taken prisoner by the commander von Rauffenstein… A legendary trio of actors (Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay and Erich von Stroheim) in a monumental film about fraternity.
Comœdia Sun.11 10:45 am | UGC Confluence Tue.13 2:15 pm | Villa Lumière Wed.14 8 pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri.16 10:45 am

Laura by Otto Preminger (1944, 1h28)
Inspector McPherson is looking into the murder of the alluring Laura. In the course of the investigation, he lets himself be captivated by the deceased young woman, whose portrait he is fascinated by… A murky thriller with Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews, remarkable in the role of a tormented inspector.
Lumière Institute Sun.11 6 pm | Pathé Vaise Mon.12 8:30 pm | Comœdia Tue.13 11:15 am | Pathé Bellecour Tue.13 8 pm | Lumière Bellecour Thu.15 5:45 pm

Red River by Howard Hawks (1948, 2h13)
Tom leads his herd to the Missouri accompanied by his adopted son, Matt. During the trip, Matt opposes his father and takes over the head of the convoy... Howard Hawks' first western, which features an authentic duo formed by the legendary John Wayne and the young Montgomery Clift.
Villa Lumière Sun.11 8:15 pm | Pathé Bellecour Mon.12 2 pm | UGC Confluence Thu.15 2 pm | Cinéma Opéra Sun.18 5:30 pm

The Third Man by Carol Reed (1949, 1h45)
Vienna, post-war Germany. Holly Martins, a young Canadian writer, arrives at the invitation of a friend, Harry Lime, who had promised him a job. But the latter is nowhere to be found… A gripping thriller marked by the unforgettable presence of Orson Welles. Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1949.
Comœdia Sun.11 8:45 pm | Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon Wed.14 8 pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri.16 5:45 pm | Lumière Terreaux Sat.17 2:15 pm

All About Eve by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1950, 2h18)
After a spectacular climb up the social ladder, Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) finds herself receiving the supreme award of the year for theatre. Several months ago, she was merely an admirer of the irreplaceable actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis)… A riveting Hollywood classic of rivalries and disillusions, sweeping the Oscars with six awards.
Pathé Bellecour Tue.13 10:45 am | Corbas Tue.13 8 pm | UGC Confluence Thu.15 8 pm | Lumière Institute vFri.16 5:30 pm | Cinéma Opéra Sat.17 2 pm

Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu monogatari, 1953, 1h37)
In the 16th century, feudal wars are raging. The potter Genjuro and the ambitious Tobei decide to leave for the city. Genjuro meets the enigmatically enticing Princess Wakasa there… A sumptuous film that subtly reveals a fantastic universe, awarded at the Venice Film Festival.
Cinéma Opéra Mon.12 2:45 pm | Lumière Institute Wed.14 2:45 pm | Comœdia Thu.15 5:15 pm | Lumière Bellecour Sun.18 2:30 pm

Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday by Jacques Tati (Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot, 1953, 1h27)
While vacationers invade the Hôtel de la Plage, Hulot, fanciful and peculiar, disembarks and succeeds in incessantly disrupting the tranquillity of the resort... An unmissable comedy punctuated by the joyful blunders of Mr. Hulot.
Lumière Terreaux Sun.11 11 am | Comœdia Mon.12 11:15 am | Lumière Bellecour Fri.16 5:45 pm| Pathé Bellecour Sun.18 5:30 pm

The Seventh Seal by Ingmar Bergman (Det sjunde inseglet, 1957, 1h37)
In the Middle Ages, a knight (Max von Sydow), back from the Crusades, meets Death (Bengt Ekerot) on his path... A philosophical poem "in a medieval, religious and fantastic realm, with comic episodes and metaphysical extensions". (Bernard Chardère)
Comœdia Tue.13 9:15 pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu.15 4:30 pm | Lumière Terreaux Fri.16 6:30 pm

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