Invitation to


Gong Li

A phenomenal event: the most famous of Chinese actresses whose appearances are a rare occurrence will join us at the festival! A master class and a selection of her works, including the 1993 Palme d'Or Farewell My Concubine by Chen Kaige, films by Zhang Yimou or her foray into the American cinema with Michael Mann's Miami Vice.

With the support of Chopard

Master class
Comédie Odéon Sun 9 at 3:15pm


The Story of Qiu Ju by Zhang Yimou (Qiu Ju da guan si, 1992, 1h40)
The husband of Qiu Ju has been publicly humiliated by the village chief. Qiu Ju demands an explanation... Gong Li plays an indignant fighter in this chronicle of rural China.
Comoedia Mon 10 at 11am | Villa Lumière Wed 12 at 5:15pm

Farewell My Concubine by Chen Kaige (Bà wáng bié jī, 1993, 2h51)
Douzi and Shitou, childhood friends, are the stars of Farewell My Concubine, a Peking Opera. Douzi falls for his friend, but the latter prefers Juxian, a prostitute (Gong Li)... A sumptuous, epic film, 1993 Palme d'Or at Cannes.
Comoedia Mon 10 at 6:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri 14 at 9:15pm

To Live by Zhang Yimou (Huo zhe, 1994, 2h13)
China in the 1940s.  Fugui, a compulsive gambler loses his fortune, his house - and his wife, who leaves him... Such is the starting point of this overwhelming saga on the history of a family, China, and the capricious nature of destiny.
Institut Lumière Mon 10 at 1:30pm l Pathé Bellecour Sat 15 at 9:15pm l CNP Terreaux Sun 16 at 4:45pm

Miami Vice by Michael Mann (2006, 2h14)
Two inspectors have infiltrated a drug cartel. They meet the administrative director, the seductive Isabella... The cult television series was adapted for film, also starring Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell.
Pathé Bellecour Sun 9 at 5pm l Comoedia Sat 15 at 5:45pm l Cinéma Opéra Sun 16 at 4:30pm

The Monkey King 2 3D by Pou-Soi Cheang (Xi you ji zhi: Sun Wukong san da Baigu Jing, 2016, 1h59)
A Buddhist monk accidentally frees the Monkey King, a powerful warrior. They will have to team up to face the terrible Baigujing (Gong Li)... A film of explosive adventures, inspired by a Chinese literature classic.
Pathé Bellecour Tue 11 at 5pm


Walter Hill

The Warriors, 48 Hrs... This specialist of the action flick made some twenty films and worked with the biggest stars of the genre, while also being a producer (Alien and Prometheus by Ridley Scott) and a screenwriter (for John Huston or Sam Peckinpah). The combination of testosterone and neurons.

Master class
Comédie Odéon Mon 10 at 3pm


Driver (1978, 1h31)
The Driver (Ryan O'Neal) is a talented man of few words in the service of thugs. The Detective (Bruce Dern) decides to make it his life's work to catch him. The Player (Isabelle Adjani) appears...  Sleek neo film noir, between a psychological thriller and an action flick.
Institut Lumière Sat 8 at 3pm l Comoedia Sun 9 at 10:30pm l Cinéma Opéra Tue 11 at 5pm l CNP Bellecour Wed 12 at 8pm l UGC Ciné Cité internationale Fri 14 at 8:30pm

The Warriors (1979, 1h31)
Preparations for a meeting are underway to unite the gangs of New York. But the organizer is assassinated by Luther, who accuses Cleon. The manhunt is on... Combining pure action and social criticism, an important film by Hill.
Villa Lumière Sun 9 at 9pm l UGC Confluence Tue 11 at 8:30pm l CNP Bellecour Thu 13 at 10pm

The Long Riders (1980, 1h39)
Bandits, led by Jesse James, attack banks, trains and stagecoaches and are hunted by the authorities. They can't avoid certain crimes committed in cold blood... The first Western by Hill, a great lover of the genre. With David Carradine.
Institut Lumière Sun 16 at 11:30am

Southern Comfort (1981, 1h46)
A routine military exercise in the swamps of Louisiana turns into an armed confrontation with the locals... Making a veiled reference to Vietnam, Southern Comfort is one of the films that solidified the reputation of Walter Hill.
Institut Lumière Sun 9 at 2:45pm 

Deadwood (Season 1, Episode 1) by Walter Hill (2004, 1h01)
1876. The birth of a border village on Indian territory in the American West... Gold rush seekers, saloons, score settling, unsavory characters… a violent and messy world. This first episode of Deadwood knocks down the myths of the conquest of the West.
Villa Lumière Tue 11 at 9pm


(re)Assignment (2016, 1h35)
A hit-woman (Michelle Rodriguez), hot on the trail of a criminal organization, is overtaken by a gang of thugs and a surgeon (Sigourney Weaver)...
Comoedia Sun 9 at 3:45pm | UGC Confluence Mon 10 at 6:15pm



Walter Hill, le cow-boy by Jean-Pierre Lavoignat, Christophe d’Yvoire et Nicolas Marki (2015, 56min)
Walter Hill, the iconic filmmaker of the1980s, a director, a producer and screenwriter (the Alien saga), gained popularity with the success of 48 Hrs. He sits down to tell us his stories.
Villa Lumière Fri 14 at 4:45pm


Park Chan-wook

An absolute mastery of staging, poetry of the movement, of the script: an exceptional meeting with the most brilliant of Korean filmmakers. It's the chance to see Old Boy, discover the first screening and premiere of JSA - Joint Security Area: Plus a premiere of The Handmaiden, in competition at the last Cannes Film Festival.

Master class
Comédie Odéon Thu 13 at 3pm


JSA - Joint Security Area (Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA, 2000, 1h50)
Two North Korean soldiers are killed in the joint security area separating the two Koreas. A South Korean soldier, a survivor, is believed to know the truth... an exciting political thriller, deftly constructed in flashback.
Institut Lumière Tue 11 at 10pm - Fri 14 at 10pm

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot, 2002, 2h01, Int -16 ans)
A deaf and mute worker wants to sell his kidney in order to save his sister's life. He soon meets organ traffickers... The first film in a trilogy on revenge, which will affirm Park Chan-wook's status as a major director.
Pathé Bellecour Sun 9 at 2:15pm l CNP Bellecour Mon 10 at 9:45pm l Saint-Priest Thu 13 at 8:30pm l Institut Lumière Fri 14 at 10pm

Old Boy (Oldeuboi, 2003, 2h, Int -16 ans)
A man is kidnapped and detained for fifteen years before being released with no explanation. His torturer soon offers to tell him the reason for his abduction... Tense violence and black humor in a film with a magnificent mise-en-scène.
Comoedia Tue 11 at 7:30pm  l CNP Terreaux Thu 13 at 9:15pm  l Pathé Bellecour Fri 14 at 4pm | Institut Lumière Fri 14 at 10pm

Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi, 2005, 1h55, Int -16 ans)
Wrongly accused of the abduction and murder of a little boy, during his thirteen years in prison, Geum-ja has prepared his vengeance, reserved for the real criminal... The last episode of the triptych on revenge, punctuated with beautiful visual ingenuity.
Pathé Bellecour Mon 10 at 9:30pm l Comoedia Fri 14 at 9:45pm  l Institut Lumière Fri 14 at 10pm l CNP Bellecour Sun 16 at 5pm


The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi, 2016, 2h24)
Korea, in the 1930s. Sookee works as a servant of Hideko, a rich Japanese woman who resides in a huge mansion. But Sookee has a secret... In Competition at Cannes this year.
Institut Lumière Wed 12 at 5pm | Comoedia Sat 15 at 8:45pm


Jean-Loup Dabadie

This is the first tribute to the journalist, novelist, sketch and hit song writer, playwright, translator- Jean-Loup Dabadie. The prolific scholar has also written fifty films, notably for Claude Sautet, François Truffaut, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Yves Robert.

Master class
Comédie Odéon Tue 11 at 3pm


César & Rosalie by Claude Sautet (1972, 1h51)
Rosalie (Romy Schneider) lives with César (Yves Montand), a proud and arrogant boss. But an old flame from her youth (Sami Frey) shows up... The impossibility of choosing in love is the theme in this timeless film, co-written by Jean-Loup Dabadie.
UGC Confluence Sun 9 at 3:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Tue 11 at 6:45pm | Neuville-sur-Saône Wed 12 at 8pm

Le Sauvage by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (1975, 1h43)
Secluded on a desert island, Martin, passing through to Caracas, is forced to help a real tornado of a woman… Comedy of love and adventure,  surprising in its charm and humor  Starring Yves Montand with dialogues by Jean-Loup Dabadie.
Pathé Bellecour Sat 15 at 6 pm

Pardon Mon Affaire by Yves Robert (Un éléphant ça trompe énormément, 1976, 1h50) 
Four friends (Rochefort, Brasseur, Bedos and Lanoux) in their forties hide behind different degrees of cowardly lies in their marriages... A buddy film, a hilarious  comedy in "Valéry Giscard d'Estaing" France. With Anny Duperey and Marthe Villalonga.
Institut Lumière Mon 10 at 4:30pm  l Pathé Carré de Soie Mon 10 at 7:30pm l Pathé Bellecour Tue 11 at 7:45pm  - Wed 12 at 4:45pm l Tassin la Demi-Lune Thu 13 at 8:30pm


Gaspar Noé

Each of his Cannes selections blows a scandalous wind over the Croisette... deconstructing narratives, reinventing forms, Gaspar Noé breaks the rules, explores limits. Invitation to a bold and innovative filmmaker, author of I Stand Alone, Irreversible, Enter the Void and Love.

Master class
Comédie Odéon Wed 12 at 3pm


I Stand Alone (Seul contre tous, 1998, 1h33, Prohibited -16)
Upon his release from prison, a former butcher (Philippe Nahon) wants to rebuild his life. He abandons his teenage daughter and moves in with his pregnant mistress... The first film from the unique director comes alive with vindictive fury.
Cinéma Opéra Sun9 7:15pm | Comoedia Fri14 10:15am Preceded by his short film, Carne (40min)

Irreversible (Irréversible, 2002, 1h39, Prohibited -16)
A young woman Alex (Monica Bellucci) is raped by a stranger. Her boyfriend Marcus (Cassel) and ex-boyfriend Pierre (Dupontel) decide to take things into their own hands... Violent and provocative, a hard-hitting virtuoso.
Cinéma Opéra Tue 11 at 9:30pm 

Enter the Void (2009, 2h41, Prohibited -16)
In Tokyo, Oscar is a small-time drug dealer while his sister works as a stripper. One night, he is fatally shot by the police. His spirit floats, looking down on the others and back on his life... after Irreversible, Enter the Void is out of this world, a sensorial thrill, audacious and mind-blowing.
Institut Lumière Wed 12 at 8:15pm 

Love 3D (2015, 2h15, Prohibited -18)
Murphy wakes up with his girlfriend and their child. He remembers his intense love affair with his ex-girlfriend Electra... The story of a crazed and carnal love… The non-simulated sex sequence caused a scandal.
Pathé Bellecour Wed 12 at 10pm l UGC Ciné Cité internationale Thu 13 at 8:30pm

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