Invitation to Oliver Stone

Emblematic director of American cinema, an accomplished artist and great provocateur of American power since the 1980s, Oliver Stone will present his autobiography, Chasing the Light, released in France as À la recherche de la lumière (L'Observatoire). Stone will also introduce an exceptional screening of Born on the Fourth of July in restored print at the Auditorium of Lyon.

Born on the Fourth of July by Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July, 1989, 2h25)
Ron Kovic, a dedicated patriot, was born on the 4th of July, America’s Independence Day. He enlists in the Marines and leaves for Vietnam… An adaptation of the autobiographical novel by Ron Kovic, and an Oscar winner, with Tom Cruise in the lead role.
Auditorium Sun.11 7:15 pm

Remembering Tonie Marshall

The only woman to take home the César Award for Best Director, Tonie Marshall was a filmmaker committed to the fight for gender equality in the audiovisual industry. We will pay homage to this loyal friend of the festival, who left us earlier this year.

Number One by Tonie Marshall (2017, 1h50, VFSTA)
Emmanuelle, a brilliant engineer full of ambitions, is approached by a group of women of influence who help her take the helm of a business listed on the stock exchange… A power struggle in a war for equality, with Emmanuelle Devos.
Lumière Bellecour Sun.11 2:15 pm  | Pathé Bellecour Wed.14 5 pm

In the Mood for Love : 20th anniversary

A hypnotic ode, In the Mood for Love first appeared in 2000 at the Cannes Film Festival, in a work-in-progress state. Twenty years later, the film's restoration in 4K was performed by Criterion and L’Immagine Ritrovata, under the supervision of Wong Kar-wai, Lumière Award laureate in 2017.

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
Screening replaced by The Human Voice by Pedro Almodòvar (2020, 30min), more information here


Musique !

Concert by Jeanne Cherhal
Jeanne Cherhal, who sang for Francis Ford Coppola last year, will perform movie songs that she has especially prepared for the festival.
Lumière Institute  Sat.17 6:30pm

The Jeanne Cherhal concert, initially scheduled for 7pm, has been moved up and will start at 6.30pm.


Other premières

Since it is more important than ever to support the works, artists, distributors, producers and exhibitors, a handful of premieres will be shown: Frances McDormand, a guest of the festival last year, is magnificent in the new film by Chloé Zhao; Sofia Coppola, absent last year to see her father receive the Lumière Award,  gifts us her new film, carried by the magnetic Bill Murray; French filmmaker Valérie Lemercier will introduce her biopic, inspired by the life of Celine Dion.

Aline by Valérie Lemercier (2020, 2h04)
Very early on, the large Dieu family (fourteen siblings!) recognizes the talent of young Aline, which launches the career of the girl who will become the most famous Quebecer in the world… Inspired by the life of Céline Dion, Valérie Lemercier produces a comedy closer to a tribute than a biopic.
Pathé Bellecour Sat.17 2pm
Aline in the presence of Valérie Lemercier, initially scheduled for 9pm, ehas been moved up and will start at 2pm

Nomadland by Chloé Zhao (2020, 1h48)
Following the economic collapse, Fern lives in her van between precarious jobs, experiencing loneliness, gatherings of nomads, and wanderings through America... An immersion into the universe of these Americans who found themselves without a roof over their heads after the 2008 crisis, carried by a phenomenal Frances McDormand.
Première mondiale.
UGC Confluence Tue.13 8:15 pm
On the Rocks by Sofia Coppola (2020, 1h36)
When Laura suspects her husband of adultery, she confides in her father, an inveterate seducer. The latter suggests they conduct an investigation... Suspended moments, where two figures – a father and daughter – simply enjoy spending time together. Starring the excellent Bill Murray and Rashida Jones.
World premiere.
UGC Confluence Wed.14 7:15 pm

Tribute to Michel Piccoli

A huge figure in French cinema and theatre, Michel Piccoli has done a myriad of genres, collaborated with the greatest filmmakers and marked the history of cinema. Homage to this film adventurer with the projection of a 35mm print restored by the Cinémathèque française of Divertimento (a shorter, alternate version of The Beautiful Troublemaker) by Jacques Rivette.

Divertimento by Jacques Rivette (La Belle Noiseuse, Divertimento,1991, 2h05)
An aging painter takes up a work he had abandoned ten years ago, when his wife was the model… A variation of The Beautiful Troublemaker by Rivette, with the great Michel Piccoli, Emmanuelle Béart and Jane Birkin.
Lumière Institute Fri.16 10:15 am

Tribute to Max von Sydow

From Ingmar Bergman to Sydney Pollack, from arthouse to lavish productions, Max von Sydow has traversed the cinema for seven decades, always reinventing himself, forever taking on more challenges. Lumière pays tribute to this faithful friend of the festival with the rich and exceptional career.

The Seventh Seal d'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)
Tue.13 9:15 pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu.15 4:30 pm | Lumière Terreaux Fri.16 6:30 pm


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