New restorations

A selection of the restorations of the year with a focus on French cinema: a rediscovery of works by Pierre Granier-Deferre, Robert Enrico, Jacques Rouffio and René Féret. American movies are also in the spotlight, with Anthony Mann's Winchester ‘73 or Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour, without forgetting Vittorio De Sica’s classic, Bicycle Thieves.

Flight into Darkness by Anatole Litvak (L’Equipage, 1935, 1h51)
1918. Jean Herbillon, an aviator, falls in love with Denise, but must soon return to the front... A superb adaptation of Joseph Kessel's novel, led by actors Charles Vanel, Annabella and Jean Murat.
Pathé Bellecour Mon.15 4:45pm | Pathé Bellecour Tue.16 10:45am
Detour by Edgar G. Ulmer (1945, 1h09)
Al Roberts hitchhikes across the United States. When the driver who picked him up suddenly dies, he decides to steal his identity... A black and captivating road movie, illuminated by an electric duo (Tom Neal and Ann Savage).
Villa Lumière Sun.14 9:30am | Institut Lumière Thu.18 10pm

Bicycle Thieves by Vittorio De Sica (Ladri di biciclette, 1948, 1h28)
An impoverished worker scours Rome with his young son to find the precious work tool that was stolen from him, his bicycle... A heartbreaking drama, bleak yet beautiful, that paints a picture of postwar Italy. Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
Pathé Bellecour Wed.17 1:45pm | Vénissieux Thu.18 2:30pm | Comœdia Fri.19 2:15pm | Lumière Bellecour Sat.20 4:45pm

Night and the City by Jules Dassin (1950, 1h41)
Harry Fabian, always on the lookout for new schemes, decides to organize a boxing match, but the fight goes awry... Jules Dassin plunges us into the night of London with this film noir that inspired Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets.
Lumière Bellecour Sun.14 6:45pm | Pathé Bellecour Wed.17 9pm | Lumière Terreaux Sun.21 11:15am

Winchester '73 by Anthony Mann (1950, 1h32)
Lin goes in pursuit of Dutch, his adopted brother, who has stolen his precious rifle, won at a shooting competition... A reflection on violence and the desire for revenge. Starring James Stewart as a complex and tortured hero.
Lumière Fourmi Thu.18 9:45pm | UGC Confluence Fri.19 8:30pm | Cinéma Opéra Sun.21 5:30pm
In a Lonely Place by Nicholas Ray (1951, 1h34)
Dixon Steele (Humphrey Bogart), un scénariste colérique, est accusé d’un meurtre qu’il n’a pas commis. Il est disculpé par sa voisine, amoureuse de lui… Nicholas Ray signe un film noir reflet de son désamour pour Hollywood.
Pathé Bellecour Wed.17 4pm | UGC Confluence Thu.18 6pm

Some Like It Hot by Billy Wilder (1959, 2h01)
To escape a band of gangsters, two musicians disguise themselves as women and join a female band where they meet the beautiful Sugar... A legendary comedy with Marylin Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. A classic gem!
UGC Confluence Sun.14 4:15pm | Vénissieux Wed.17 8:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri.19 5pm | Comœdia Sat.20 11am | Institut Lumière Sun.21 7:15pm

A closer look at certain French films

In the Midst of Life
de Robert Enrico
(Au cœur de la vie, 1963, 1h36)
Program of three short films: Chickamauga (1962), The Mockingbird (L’Oiseau moqueur, 1962), An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (La Rivière du hibou, 1961). The Civil War seen from three perspectives: that of a child, a teenager and a man…
Lumière Fourmi Mon.15 5:45pm | Lumière Bellecour Tue.16 2:15pm

Ramparts of Clay by Jean-Louis Bertuccelli (Remparts d’argile, 1970, 1h27)
In a village at the edge of the Sahara, Rima learns to read in secret. When the army intervenes after a strike, the young girl rebels ... A film that goes right to the heart of truth, with Leila Shenna and Jean-Louis Trintignant.
Pathé Bellecour Tue.16 2pm | Lumière Fourmi Wed.17 2:30pm

The French Detective by Pierre Granier-Deferre (Adieu poulet, 1975, 1h32)
Commissioner Verjeat is investigating the murder of a billposter by armed men, on behalf of a politician... A crime-thriller with an expert duo: Lino Ventura and Patrick Dewaere.
Lumière Fourmi Mon.15 8pm | Pathé Vaise Fri.19 8:30pm | UGC Astoria Sat.20 9pm

La Passante du Sans-Souci by Jacques Rouffio (1982, 1h56)
Paris, 1981. Max Baumstein kills the ambassador of Paraguay in cold blood. As a prisoner, he explains his act to his wife, Lina ... Adaptation of a Joseph Kessel novel with Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider, in her last role.
Lumière Bellecour Thu.18 5pm | Comœdia Sun.21 2:30pm

Baptism de René Féret (Baptême, 1989, 2h06)
Nord de la France, 1935. Aline et Pierre se rencontrent, s’aiment, se marient… René Féret raconte l’histoire de ses parents, et à travers eux d’une certaine France, dans cette fresque familiale intime et authentique.
Lumière Fourmi Wed.17 4:30pm | Cinéma Opéra Thu.18 7:30pm

“The Evolution of sound restoration” by Gaumont, L.E Diapason, Eclair
Villa Lumière Fri.19 9:30am

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