After last year’s magnificent documentary, My Journey Through French Cinema, Bertrand Tavernier continues his delve into French films with an eight-episode series. A Lumière festival exclusive on the big screen, ahead of the series broadcasts on Ciné+ and France 5.
Serie My Journeys Through French Cinema
Bertrand Tavernier continues his exploration of French cinema from the 1930s to 1970s, an epic journey he embarked on in 2016. In this series of 8 captivating and enriching episodes, the director highlights authors who have nourished his love of the cinema. A festival exclusive on the big screen, not to be missed!
Episodes 1 et 2 – Mes cinéastes de chevet, Parts 1 & 2 by Bertrand Tavernier (2017, 1h54)
Institut Lumière Tue. 17 at 4:30pm I Lumière Bellecour Sat. 21 at 2:15pm
Episodes 3 et 4 – Les chansons, Julien Duvivier and Le cinéma sous l’Occupation, l’avant et l’après-guerre by Bertrand Tavernier (2017, 1h50)
Institut Lumière Wed. 18 at 2:15pm I Lumière Bellecour Sat. 21 at 4:30pm
Episodes 5 et 6 – La nouvelle vague de l’Occupation and Les Oubliés by Bertrand Tavernier (2017, 1h49)
Institut Lumière Thu. 19 at 10:30am I Lumière Bellecour Sat. 21 at 7pm
Episodes 7 et 8 – Les Méconnus and Mes années 60 by Bertrand Tavernier (2017, 1h52)
Institut Lumière Fri. 20 at 11:15am I Lumière Bellecour Sat. 21 at 9:45pm
Coup de torchon by Bertrand Tavernier (1981, 2h08)
Lucien Cordier is the only policeman of an African village and a laughing stock. He makes up his mind to settle some scores... A film well-suited to the gritty humor of Jim Thomson, also starring Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Guy Marchand, Jean Pierre Marielle and Eddy Mitchell, all under the direction of Bertrand Tavernier!
Pathé Bellecour Sun. 15 at 5:30pm
Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, who directed Gravity, Children of Men and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, will introduce The Secret Formula by Rubén Gámez, an eye-opening Mexican experimental film from 1964.
La Fórmula secreta by Rubén Gámez (1964, 45min)
The slaughter of an ox, barren lands, a man transfused with Coca-Cola... Rubén Gámez won the very first competition of experimental film organized in Mexico with this deep and poetic medium-length film… A personal favorite of Cuarón, director of Gravity.
Lumière Terreaux Sun. 15 at 7:30pm I Institut Lumière Mon. 16 at 6:15pm
As a regular and welcome presence at Lumière, Nicolas Winding Refn returns to share an exclusive premiere of his digital project, keeping its contents closely under wraps until the festival! For the occasion, he’ll bring along two prints of rarities restored by La Rabbia.
Night Tide by Curtis Harrington (1961, 1h26)
A sailor (Dennis Hopper) falls in love with the intriguing Mora in a jazz club. She plays a mermaid at the local marina fair and is linked to strange disappearances. A film with a haunting and dreamlike atmosphere, inspired by a poem by Edgar Allan Poe.
Institut Lumière Mon. 16 at 8pm followed by The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds by Bert Williams I Comœdia Tue. 17 at 11am
The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds by Bert Williams (1965, 1h21)
A Liquor Control Department agent escapes bandits and a crazed killer, to find himself at a strange inn...This Z series flick, out of circulation for a long while, has become legendary for fans of the genre. A rare treat!
Institut Lumière Mon. 16 at 8pm Following Night Tide by Curtis Harrington I Lumière Bellecour Fri. 20 at 10pm
On the centenary of his birth, two films (Le Doulos – The Finger Man and Bob the Gambler, restored by Studio Canal) pay tribute to Melville, whose esteem for American films noir inspired him to create his own cinema, garnering him great admiration from filmmakers across the Atlantic.
Bob le flambeur by Jean-Pierre Melville (1956, 1h38)
Bob, a repentant gangster, meets Anne, a penniless young woman. He seeks to resume his former life, plotting a burglary of the Deauville casino... In his first film noir, Melville pays homage to American cinema.
Lumière Bellecour Tue. 17 at 5:15pm I Comœdia Thu. 19 at 5pm I Lumière Fourmi Fri. 20 at 7:45pm I Pathé Bellecour Sat. 21 at 10pm
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville (Le Doulos, 1963, 1h48)
Upon being released from prison, Maurice finds his friend Silien, suspected by the group of being an informer... A relentless thriller with a stellar cast: Serge Reggiani, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Piccoli.
Pathé Bellecour Sun. 15 at 3pm I Le Méliès (Caluire) Thu. 19 at 8:30pm I Comœdia Fri. 20 at 10:45am I UGC Confluence Sat. 21 at 8:15pm
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