Cannes Classics

Lumière will also host a large part of the Cannes Classics selection, restored films from the Cannes Film Festival. This year marks several anniversaries: 20 years of In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar-wai, 60 years of Breathless and L'Avventura, the maestros (Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini), rediscoveries of the Cannes Festivals of ‘60, ‘68 , ‘73 and ‘81, Melvin Van Peebles's debut film, a landmark documentary on Charlie Chaplin, and other film treasures to see again or discover.

In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar-wai (2000, 1h38)
Chow Mo-Wan and Su Li-Zen move into apartments and become neighbours, while their respective spouses are having an affair... A subtle film on the feelings of love, with gorgeous aesthetics, directed by the Lumière Award laureate of 2017.
UGC Astoria Mon.12 7:45 pm | Saint-Genis-Laval Wed.14 8 pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri.16 11:15 am | Institut Lumière Sun.18 7:30 pm

The Story of a Three-Day Pass by Melvin Van Peebles (La Permission, 1968, 1h27, EngST)
Obtaining a pass, a black G.I. travels to Paris where he meets Miriam. The couple in love must face racial prejudice... An activist romance with Harry Baird and Nicole Berger.
UGC Confluence Tue.13 2:30 pm

Hester Street by Joan Micklin Silver (1975, 1h31)
New York, 19th century. Jack, a Jewish immigrant, had departed from Russia three years ago, ahead of his wife Gitl and his son. Settled in the US, he can now bring them over to join him…. A beautiful black and white work for a first feature film, immediately acclaimed, earning an Oscar nomination for actress Carol Kane.
Comœdia Sun.11 11:15 am | Lumière Institute Mon.12 10:30 am | Lumière Terreaux Wed.14 5:45 pm

Neige by Juliet Berto and Jean-Henri Roger (1981, 1h30)
To obtain the provisional release of his wife, Bruno denounces Bobby, a drug dealer who is shot dead by the police. A young barmaid decides to avenge him… An intense work carried by the excellent Juliet Berto and Jean-François Stévenin.
UGC Confluence Sat.17 2:30 pm

He, She or It/The Doll by Jacques Baratier (La Poupée, 1962, 1h34, EngST)
In an imaginary country under dictatorship, a revolutionary professor creates a living doll in the image of a woman close to the government... A highly original political and satirical comedy.
UGC Confluence Mon.12 3:15 pm

America as Seen by a Frenchman by François Reichenbach (L’Amérique insolite, 1959,1h30, EngST)
In 1958, François Reichenbach embarks on an eighteen-month trip to the United States. From San Francisco to New York, he will traverse the immense country in search of unique images.
UGC Confluence Fri.16 2:30 pm

Accattone by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1961, 1h57)
Accattone, a pimp, has just lost one of his girls. Stella, his new protégée, will turn his life upside down… Pier Paolo Pasolini's first film, bitter and cruel, delivers a quasi-documentary look at the Roman suburbs.
Pathé Bellecour Wed.14 2:45 pm | Cinéma Opéra Sat.17 5:30 pm

The Chess Game of the Wind by Mohammad Reza Aslani (Shatranj-e baad, 1976, 1h33)
When the mistress of a noble house dies, a conflict ensues among her successors over the inheritance... Brilliant directing delivers a powerful social and cultural critique of Iran.
UGC Confluence Mon.12 9 pm

La strada by Federico Fellini (1954, 1h48)
Gelsomina is sold by her mother to a street entertainer who earns a living by showing off his strength. In search of affection, she meets a bully who beats her and drinks… A gem of Italian neorealism with Giulietta Masina, created by Federico Fellini, the master who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year.
Lumière Institute Tue.13 7:15 pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu.15 2 pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat.17 8 pm (Screening canceled) | UGC Confluence Sun.18 2 pm

Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard (À bout de souffle,1960, 1h29, EngST)
After the murder of a police officer, a two-bit hoodlum takes refuge in Paris at the home of an American with whom he is in love... A commemoration of 60 years of this cinema classic, which elevated Belmondo, Seberg and Godard to icon status.
Pathé Bellecour Sun.11 9:15 pm | Villa Lumière Fri.16 10:45 am | Comœdia Sat.17 4:45 pm | UGC Confluence Sun.18 5 pm

L’avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni (1960, 2h20)
Anna, her fiancé Sandro and her friend Claudia go on a cruise to the Aeolian Islands. After an argument, Anna disappears… A visual shock of insolent modernity, celebrating its 60th year.
UGC Confluence Sun.11 2:15 pm | UGC Astoria Tue.13 7:45 pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu.15 3 pm | Cinéma Opéra Sun.18 2 pm

Fellini degli spiriti by Anselma dell’Olio (2020, 1h40)
Between archives and testimonies, the documentary explores in depth Federico Fellini's passion for "mystery", the invisible and esoteric world. On the occasion of the centenary of the Italian master.
UGC Confluence Tue.13 5:15 pm

Wim Wenders, Desperado by Eric Friedler and Andreas Frege (2020, 2h)
For his 75th birthday, a look back at Wim Wenders' work and his visionary films through new images and conversations with his contemporaries.
Lumière Institute Wed.14 5:45 pm

Charlie Chaplin, le génie de la liberté (Parts 1& 2) by François Aymé and Yves Jeuland (2020, 2h25)
A documentary that seeks to define the complexity of the self-made man Charlie Chaplin, the legendary filmmaker, narrated by Mathieu Amalric.
UGC Confluence Wed.14 5:30 pm

Be Water by Bao Nguyen (2020, 1h44)
In the early 1970s, Bruce Lee became an icon in the martial arts genre in cinema. Immerse yourself in the life of the famous actor, until his death in 1973, at just 32 years old.
UGC Confluence Sun.11 5:45 pm


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