In exclusive premieres for the festival, ahead of their theatrical releases, come (re)discover gems by major filmmakers: Fritz Lang (House by The River), Mario Monicelli (The Organizer), Nagisa Oshima (Empire of Passion), John Carpenter (Escape from New York) or Milos Forman (Ragtime)...
House by the River by Fritz Lang (1950, 1h28)
A writer kills his servant and accuses his brother in front of the police. But he cannot help telling the story in a book... Fritz Lang dissects the mechanism of guilt in a dark and oppressive atmosphere.
Villa Lumière Sat.13 4:15pm | UGC Astoria Wed.17 8:30pm
He Ran All the Way by John Berry (1951, 1h17)
Nick, a small-time thug, kills a policeman. He meets a young woman, Peggy Dobbs, and takes her entire family hostage... A gem of film noir with John Garfield, in his last role, and Shelley Winters.
Lumière Bellecour Sun.14 2:15pm | Villa Lumière Sat.20 9:45pm | UGC Astoria Sun.21 3pm
The Pit of Loneliness de Jacqueline Audry (Olivia, 1951, 1h35)
Fontainebleau in the 19th century. Olivia, a newcomer to a boarding school for young girls, feels passionately for one of her directors, Miss Julie... A transgressive love story that caused a great uproar upon its release.
Villa Lumière Sun.14 10pm | UGC Astoria Fri.19 6pm
Paris is Always Paris by Luciano Emmer (Parigi è sempre Parigi, 1951, 1h44)
A group of Italian tourists comes to spend twenty-four hours in Paris during a France-Italy soccer match... A sweet and poetic portrayal of Paris in the 1950s, in a burlesque comedy with Marcello Mastroianni.
Lumière Fourmi Fri.19 10pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat.20 7:15pm
The Organizer by Mario Monicelli (I compagni, 1963, 2h10)
Turin, 1905. In a textile factory, workers go on strike, led by a socialist militant (Marcello Mastroianni)... With vigor and humor, Monicelli pays tribute to early Italian social movements
Pathé Bellecour Mon.15 9:30pm | Corbas Tue.16 8pm | Villa Lumière Wed.17 8:15pm | Cinéma Opéra Fri.19 2:15pm
Empire of Passion by Nagisa Ôshima (Ai No Bôrei, 1978, 1h48)
The year 1895 in Japan. An old man is murdered by his young wife and her lover. Three years later, the couple is still haunted by the crime... A dark, poetic work, mixing the real and supernatural, winning the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Pathé Bellecour Sun.14 9:15pm | Lumière Terreaux Wed.17 8:30pm
Escape from New York by John Carpenter (1981, 1h34)
Manhattan has become a huge penitentiary center, run by the ultra-violence of the prisoners. A criminal (Kurt Russel) is sent there on a mission by the army... A spectacular and frightening science fiction movie in post-apocalyptic New York.
Vaulx-en-Velin Mon.15 8pm | Comœdia Tue.16 10pm | Lumière Terreaux Thu.18 7:15pm | UGC Cité Internationale Sun.21 2:45pm
Ragtime by Milos Forman (1981, 2h35)
The crossed fates of men and women from different backgrounds in the New York of the early 20th century, discovering the jazz scene... Milos Forman, laureate of the Lumière Award 2010, produces a sumptuous and touching saga of the Belle Epoque in America.
UGC Astoria Sun.14 5pm | Lumière Terreaux Wed.17 2:30pm | Institut Lumière Sun.21 10:15am
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