Jim Harrison, Michael Cimino, Abbas Kiarostami, Chantal Akerman. 
The Lumière festival will honor artists who have passed away within the last year.


Homage to Jim Harrison

A heavyweight of contemporary American literature, Jim Harrison was a friend of the Institut Lumière, where he was often a guest. With his family, we will pay tribute to the superb writer, who was also a screenwriter.

Master class
Remembering Jim Harrison
Villa Lumière Wed 12 at 11:30 am

Legends of the Fall by Edward Zwick (1994, 2h12)
While WWI rumbles near the horizon, Samuel introduces his fiancée, the radiant Susannah, to his two brothers and their father... A story of siblings torn apart by war and love in this adaptation based on the literary work of Jim Harrison. Starring Brad Pitt.
CNP Terreaux Sun 9 at 2:30pm l Décines Tue 11 at 8:15pm l Pathé Bellecour Wed 12 at 7:30pm l Comoedia Sat 15 at 10:30am

Wolf by Mike Nichols (1994, 2h05)
Will Randall (Jack Nicholson) has been experiencing strange transformations within him, ever since he was bitten by a wolf... Beyond the fantastic movie genre, a thriller about the duality of being human, co-written by Jim Harrison. With Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Plummer.
Pathé Bellecour Sun 9 at 10:15pm | CNP Bellecour Fri 14 at 7:45pm


Jim Harrison, entre chien et loup by Georges Luneau and Brice Matthieussent (1993, 1h24)
In Michigan, an encounter with "Big Jim," aka Jim Harrison, a true monument of American literature. Both expressive and secretive, the author relates his love of nature, between fishing trips and walks in the woods.
Institut Lumière Tue 11 at 7pm 

The Practice of the Wild by John J. Healey (2010, 53min)
A conversation between Gary Snyder, a major figure of the Beat Generation, and Jim Harrison. The two men discuss topics of great relevance, during a philosophical hike in the natural landscape of California.
Villa Lumière Mon 10 at 11:30am



Homage to Michael Cimino

Michael Cimino, one of the most important filmmakers of New Hollywood, came to the Institut Lumière on several occasions and attended the festival, where he felt he was among family. Homage with the screening of the unforgettable Heaven's Gate.


Heaven’s Gate by Michael Cimino (1980, 3h36)
1870. USA. The civil war rips through a nation and tears apart a friendship... An epic film by Michael Cimino (who recently left us), with its infamously infernal filming experience, served by an exceptional trio of actors: Kris Kristofferson, John Hurt and Isabelle Huppert.
Pathé Bellecour Sun 9 at 7:30pm | Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon Fri 14 at 7:30pm | UGC Confluence Sat 15 at 8:30pm



Homage to Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami had dedicated a touching short film to Martin Scorsese at the Lumière Award ceremony last year. He was a great storyteller of Iranian society, an artist who will be missed. Tribute with the screening of Close-Up.

Close-Up by Abbas Kiarostami (Nemaye Nazdik, 1991, 1h34)
Ali Sabzian, unemployed, poses as a famous Iranian director and involves a bourgeois family in Tehran in a fake movie project... A film between fiction and documentary, the hallmark of the late Kiarostami's work.
CNP Bellecour Tue 11 at 9:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu 13 at 2:30pm

Homage to Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman left us crucial works of significant formal research. We honor her by  screening From the East, in association with the Royal Belgium Film Library.

From the East by Chantal Akerman (D'Est, 1993, 1h55)
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Chantal Akerman tours a newly-open Europe again, from Germany to Russia. The director traverses countries and seasons in this veritable film journal, bringing us along for the ride.
CNP Bellecour Thu 13 at 2:30pm | Cinéma Opéra Fri 14 at 2:30pm


Discover Ralph Thomas

Discover Ralph Thomas His son, producer Jeremy Thomas will discuss the work of the British filmmaker of comedies, spy movies and famous series. To discover!

Master class
Ralph and Jeremy Thomas: British cinema
Villa Lumière Fri 14 at 11am


Deadlier than the Male by Ralph Thomas (1967, 1h41)
The British secret agent Bulldog Drummond receives a mission to stop a dangerous criminal who uses beautiful young women to commit his misdeeds... Pop sixties culture combines with sexy adventures for a humorous flipside of 007.
CNP Bellecour Thu 13 at 7:30pm | Institut Lumière Fri 14 at 4:30pm



30 years old!

Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring are 30 years old. An anniversary to celebrate these beautiful popular successes by Claude Berri, based on Marcel Pagnol's work, in restored print.

Jean de Florette by Claude Berri (1986, 2h)
Ugolin (Daniel Auteuil) and his uncle Papet (Yves Montand) greedily scheme for the land of Jean de Florette (Gérard Depardieu), especially eyeing the valuable spring... A remarkable adaptation and a multi-award winning film, based on the legendary story by Marcel Pagnol.
Pathé Bellecour Mon 10 at 8pm -Wed 12 at 4:30pm 

Manon of the Spring by Claude Berri (Manon des sources, 1986, 2h)
Manon is determined to avenge the death of her father, Jean de Florette. Ugolin, madly in love with her, is gnawed by guilt... The second part of the great Provencal drama by Berri that introduced Emmanuelle Béart to French audiences.
Pathé Bellecour Mon 10 at 8pm - Fri 14 at 6:45pm



Invitation to the Lodz Film School

Presentation of films by former and current students of this prestigious Polish film school, attended by Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Kieślowski…


Program of short films by various directors (1958-2015, 1h39)
Short films by the masters of Polish cinema : 
Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958) by Roman Polanski, 
The Office (1966) and Concert of Wishes (1967) by Krzysztof Kieślowski, 
Érotique (1960) by Jerzy Skolimowski, 
and others by the new generation of the prestigious Lodz Film School.
La Fourmi Sun 9 at 5:30pm | CNP Bellecour Mon 10 at 2:30pm

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