A myriad of directors, actors and cinema personalities will introduce works from their filmographies:
Come Drink with Me by King Hu (Da zui xia, 1966, 1h31)
To obtain the release of his son, kidnapped by bandits, the governor sends his daughter, "Golden Swallow," disguised as a man... Beautiful staging and swordfighting, a revolutionary work in the genre of "wuxia pian," Chinese martial arts films. With the remarkable Cheng Pei-Pei.
Institut Lumière Fri.19 11:15am | Cinéma Opéra Sat.20 5:30pm
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Ang Lee (Wo hu cang long, 2000, 1h59)
Li Mu Bai is a martial arts virtuoso, whose legendary sword, “Destiny," accompanies him on all his adventures. The weapon, light, smooth and as fast as lightning, seems magical and becomes a highly-coveted object.
Cinéma Opéra Thu.18 2:45pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat.20 9:15pm
The Face of the Cat/The Cat by Henri Decoin (La Chatte, 1958, 1h48)
Paris, 1943. When Cora’s husband is killed by the Germans, she decides to take his place in the Resistance forces... A resounding success for this magnificent film on the Resistance, with Françoise Arnoul.
Institut Lumière Tue.16 2:30pm | Lumière Bellecour Wed.17 4:45pm | Villa Lumière Thu.18 11am
Meet Françoise Arnoul
Comédie Odéon Tue.16 at 3:30pm
Meet Vincent Lindon
Comédie Odéon lu 15 at 10:30am
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes by Hugh Hudson (1984, 2h13)
19th century Africa. After the death of his parents, explorers, a baby is taken in by a female monkey and grows up among animals... A beautiful adventure movie between the jungle and Scotland. With Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell and Ian Holm.
Institut Lumière Sat.13 2:45pm | Pathé Bellecour Sun.14 10:45am | UGC Confluence Wed.17 5:30pm | Saint-Priest Thu.18 8:15pm
Walkover by Jerzy Skolimowski (Walkower, 1965, 1h17)
Andrzej (Jerzy Skolimowski), looking for a little action, ends up taking part in a boxing match... A dark humored portrait of an idle young man, by one of the major figures of new Polish cinema of the 1960s.
Villa Lumière Wed.17 6:15pm | Lumière Bellecour Sat.20 2:30pm
The Departure by Jerzy Skolimowski (Le Départ, 1967, 1h25)
Marc (Jean-Pierre Léaud), a hairdresser passionate about cars, joins a rally. He has 48 hours to find a vehicle... The meeting between the French and Polish New Waves. Golden Bear in Berlin.
Lumière Terreaux Thu.18 9:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri.19 2:45pm
A Very English Scandal - Episodes 1, 2 and 3 by Stephen Frears (2018, 2h49)
In 1979, Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant) is charged with conspiracy and incitement to kill his ex-lover, Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw)... The first-time screening for this series, inspired by a true story that fascinated the English tabloids.
UGC Confluence Sat.20 8:15pm
Delicatessen by Marc Caro et Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1991, 1h37)
In the middle of a vacant lot stands a building full of strange inhabitants, all clients of the butcher's... A film full of poetry and black humor that took home four César Awards, earning cult status.
Pathé Bellecour Sun.14 5:30pm | Villeurbanne Sun.14 7pm | Cinéma Opéra Mon.15 2:30pm
The Seduction of Joe Tynan by Jerry Schatzberg (1979, 1h47)
Senator Joe Tynan (Alan Alda) opposes the appointment of a racist judge to the Supreme Court. He meets a young lawyer (Meryl Streep)... Jerry Schatzberg explores the theme of the individual against the mysteries of power with grand finesse.
Institut Lumière Sun.14 2:15pm | UGC Astoria Mon.15 8:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Tue.16 4:15pm
Searching for Ingmar Bergman by Margarethe von Trotta, Felix Moeller and Bettina Böhler (Ingmar Bergman - Vermächtnis eines Jahrhundertgenies, 2018, 1h39)
Portrait of the Swedish master, on the occasion of his centenary. Through interviews with many filmmakers, including Liv Ullmann, Margarethe von Trotta testifies to the director's major influence in the history of cinema.
Institut Lumière Wed.17 9am | Lumière Terreaux Thu.18 4:45pm
The Horseman on the Roof by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (Le Hussard sur le toit, 1995, 2h09)
1832. A young Italian horseman crosses Provence, devastated by cholera... A superb adaptation of Jean Giono’s work, with Olivier Martinez, Juliette Binoche, Francois Cluzet, Jean Yanne, Gerard Depardieu.
Pathé Bellecour Sat.20 2:15pm | Pierre-bénite Thu.18 8pm | Comoedia Fri.19 11am
The Lady from Shanghai by Orson Welles (1947, 1h28)
Sailor Michael O'Hara falls in love with the beautiful Elsa Bannister. Elsa’s husband offers her a seat on his yacht... The couple Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth are as awesome in real life as they are on the screen. Spellbinding!
Pathé Bellecour Mon.15 7:15pm | Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon Tue.16 8pm | Institut Lumière Wed.17 4:45pm | Comoedia Fri.19 9:30pm
In a Lonely Place by Nicholas Ray (1951, 1h34)
Dixon Steele (Humphrey Bogart), an angry screenwriter, is charged with a murder he did not commit. He is exonerated by his neighbor, who is in love with him... Nicholas Ray’s black movie is a reflection of his disenchantment with Hollywood.
Pathé Bellecour Wed.17 4pm | UGC Confluence Thu.18 6pm
The Chase by Arthur Penn (1966, 2h13)
In Texas, Bubber escapes from prison. He teams up with his wife to organize his getaway, but the news has already spread in the city... A stellar trio brought together by Arthur Penn: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.
UGC Confluence Tue.16 8:30pm | Francheville Wed.17 8pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu.18 5:15pm | Cinéma Opéra Sun.21 2:30pm
The Last Picture Showby Peter Bogdanovich (1971, 2h06)
1951. Duane (Jeff Bridges) and Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) drag their idleness to a small town in Texas... The story of rural America, shot like a revisionist western.
Pathé Vaise Mon.15 8:30pm | UGC Confluence Thu.18 8:30pm | Lumière Terreaux Fri.19 7pm
The China Syndrome by James Bridges (1979, 2h02)
Journalists (Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas) visit the Ventana nuclear power plant and witness an accident, immediately downplayed by its leaders... Jane Fonda, actress and producer of the movie, describes it as a "responsible film," still highly relevant 40 years later.
Institut Lumière Tue.16 9:45pm | UGC Confluence Sun.21 4:45pm
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