A selection of the finest RESTORATIONS of the year: The Sleeping Car Murder and Shock Troops by Costa-Gavras, The Last Wave by Peter Weir, Sweet Smell of Success by Alexander Mackendrick, One-Eyed Jacks by Marlon Brando or King of Hearts by Philippe de Broca.
Moral and ethical issues in film restoration by Gaumont, Eclair-division restoration and Diapason
Villa Lumière Thu 13 at 11:30am
I Accuse by Abel Gance (1938, 1h44)
John Diaz is an engineer who survived WWI and decides to devote his life to peace. He is soon suffering from dementia... With a new war on the horizon, Gance gives us a lyrical film, a true mantra for peace.
Villa Lumière Mon 10 at 2:30pm | CNP Terreaux Fri 14 at 5:15pm
The Baker's Wife by Marcel Pagnol (1938, 2h13)
In Provence, the beautiful wife of Aimable the baker (Raimu) runs away with a shepherd. Devastated, he stops working. With no bread, the village begins to serach for the unfaithful wife... Adapted from the work by Giono, "a perfect movie," according to Orson Welles.
La Fourmi Wed 12 at 4:45pm l Comoedia Fri 14 at 10:45am l Villa Lumière Sun 16 at 2:30pm
Sweet Smell of Success by Alexander Mackendrick (1957, 1h36)
In New York, an influential columnist for the tabloid press wants to keep his beloved sister from marrying a jazz musician. He hires an unscrupulous press attaché... Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis face to face at the top of their game.
Bron Sun 9 at 2:30pm l Pathé Bellecour Mon 10 at 10:45am l La Fourmi Tue 11 at 8:30pm
Marie-Octobre / Secret Meeting by Julien Duvivier (1959, 1h30)
Marie-Hélène belonged to a resistance group during the war. Fifteen years later, she learns that the network had been denounced by one of their own members. But who?
A huis-clos in real-time with Danielle Darrieux and Bernard Blier.
Institut Lumière Mon 10 at 11:30am l La Fourmi Wed 12 at 2:30pm l La Fourmi Sat 15 at 8pm
One-Eyed Jacks by Marlon Brando (1961, 2h24)
In 1880 in Mexico, Rio and Dad rob a bank and escape. A horse is injured, Dad disappears with the loot ... A very personal work, the only film ever directed by Brando, and "one of the best westerns of all time," according to Martin Scorsese.
La Fourmi Mon 10 at 8pm l Pathé Bellecour Thu 13 at 9:30pm l Comoedia Sat 15 at 2:45pm
The Sleeping Car Murder by Costa-Gavras (1965, 1h32)
After an overnight journey, the body of a woman is discovered on a train... The first film, highly acclaimed, by Costa-Gavras. A thriller based on Sébastien Japrisot's book, with an all-star cast (Jacques Perrin, Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Michel Piccoli).
Pathé Bellecour Sun 9 at 8pm Charbonnières-les-Bains Sat 15 at 8pm | La Fourmi Sun 16 at 2:30pm
King of Hearts by Philippe de Broca (1966, 1h50)
In 1918, a British soldier is sent to defuse explosives in a village evacuated by the Germans, but when he arrives, he finds the place populated by escapees from an insane asylum, who see him as their ruler… A fanciful comedy with Alan Bates.
La Fourmi Tue 11 at 6pm l Pathé Bellecour Thu 13 at 2pm l UGC Astoria Thu 13 at 8:30pm
Shock Troops by Costa-Gavras (1967, 1h55)
It is 1943 in Cevennes. Guerrillas want to release twelve Resistance fighters... but release thirteen. What to do with the extra man? Another rare film by Costa-Gavras, starring Michel Piccoli, Charles Vanel, Bruno Cremer, Jacques Perrin...
Pathé Bellecour Wed 12 at 7:30pm l La Fourmi Fri 14 at 2:45pm l Institut Lumière Sat 15 at 5pm
The Way of the Dragon by Bruce Lee (Meng long guo jiang, 1972, 1h40)
While one of his friends in Rome is struggling with a local gangster, Tang Lung arrives to help him... Legendary, the first and only mise-en-scène done by the movie star and kung-fu master, Bruce Lee. Also with Chuck Norris.
UGC Ciné Cité internationale Sun 9 at 3pm | Cinéma Opéra Wed 12 at 7:45pm | Pathé Vaise Fri 14 at 8:30pm
The Last Wave by Peter Weir ( 1977, 1h41)
In Sydney, a lawyer defends five Aborigines accused of murder. He has strange dreams… and Australia is experiencing inexplicable storms... A mysterious, ecological and supernatural intrigue by the most innovative Australian filmmaker of the 1970s.
Comoedia Tue 11 at 10:15pm l La Fourmi Thu 13 at 7:15pm l Villa Lumière Sun 16 at 5:30pm
Utu by Geoff Murphy (1984, 1h58)
1870. New Zealand had been colonized by England. A young Maori man prepares his vengeance... A violent and lyrical New Zealand Western, a chronicle of revenge (utu) and betrayal.
CNP Bellecour Tue 11 at 2:45pm l CNP Bellecour Fri 14 at 2:30pm l Cinéma Opéra Sat 15 at 8pm
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