Archival treasures


The Cineteca di Bologna (Italy), the Cinémathèque française, the Royal Film Library of Belgium, the Swiss Film Library, the Museo nazionale del Cinema of Turin (Italy), the Národní archiv of filmový of Prague (Czech Republic), the National Digital Archive and Film Institute (Hungary), or Mosfilm (Russia) bring us gems and curiosities from around the world.


Song of the Heart by Mario Volpe (Onchoudet el-Fouad, 1932, 1h27)
The love story of an Egyptian pasha and a European dancer... Considered the first Egyptian film movie with sound, it paved the way for song and dance films.
Proposed by the Cinémathèque française.
Comoedia Fri 14 at 11:30am 

Le Dibbouk by Michał Waszyński (Dybuk, 1937, 1h48) 
Hanan dies when he sees Leah, the woman he loves, promised to another. The young man's mind is reincarnated in the body of his beloved... A bewitching film - one of the few in Yiddish, based on one of the most beautiful Jewish legends of Eastern Europe.
Proposed by Lobster Films.
CNP Bellecour Thu 13 at 5pm | La Fourmi Sat 15 at 3pm

The Last Chance by Leopold Lindtberg (Die letzte Chance, 1945, 1h51) 
1943. Two Allied soldiers escaped from a labor camp in Italy hoping to make it to Switzerland... A true hymn to tolerance and brotherhood, a major work of Swiss cinema.
Proposed by the Cinémathèque Suisse.
Institut Lumière Thu 13 at 4:30pm | CNP Bellecour Fri 14 at 5:15pm

Ikarie XB 1 by Jindrich Polák (1963, 1h28) 
It is the year 2163. The spacecraft Ikaria XB 1 is en route to the star Alpha Centauri in search of alien life forms... A model of the genre that inspired some of the greatest science fiction films.
Proposed by the Czech National Centre.
Villa Lumière Sat 15 at 9:45pm | CNP Bellecour Sun 16 at 2:45pm

Break-up, érotisme et ballons rouges by Marco Ferreri (L’uomo dei cinque palloni, 1965, 1h27) 
Mario, the owner of a candy factory, develops an obsession for the balloons of his advertisements and leaves his fiancée... An offbeat and grinding satire with the magnificent Marcello Mastroianni.
Proposed by the Cineteca Bologna and the Museo Nazionale del Cinema of Torino (Italy).
La Fourmi Mon 10 at 3:30pm  l CNP Bellecour Tue 11 at 7:15pm  l Institut Lumière Wed 12 at 11:15am

Intimate Lighting by Ivan Passer (Intimní osvetlení, 1965, 1h11) 
Petr, a cellist in Prague, comes across his former conservatory classmate at a concert in a small town... First film by Passing, a figure of the Czechoslovakian  New Wave. An earnest and authentic comedy.
Proposed by the Czech National Centre.
Villa Lumière Wed 12 at 9:45pm | La Fourmi Thu 13 at 5:15pm

Time to Die by Arturo Ripstein (Tiempo de morir, 1966, 1h30)
Out of prison, Juan Sayago returns to his village to win back his former fiancée, but his past catches up with him... A Mexican western, written by two then unknown authors: Gabriel García Márquez and Carlos Fuentes!
Offered by Sidonis films.
Villa Lumière Sun 9 at 11am | La Fourmi Mon 10 at 5:45pm

Love by Károly Makk (Szerelem, 1971, 1h32)
Hungary, 1953. János is imprisoned by the regime. To protect his dying mother, his wife tells her that he has gone to live in America... A political film, Love is a beautiful portrait of women. Winner of the 1971 Jury Prize in Cannes.
Proposed by the National Digital Archive and Film Institute (Hungary).
La Fourmi Wed 12 at 7:45pm | Villa Lumière Fri 14 at 6:30pm

Zerograd by Karen Shakhnazarov (Gorod Zero, 1988, 1h43) 
A Moscow engineer, charged with a mission in the provinces, faces absurd events in this comical, and increasingly disturbing fable... A funny, dark eccentric and searing portrait of Soviet perestroika in full swing, on the eve of the fall the regime.
Proposed by Mosfilm.
CNP Bellecour Sun 9 at 5pm | Pathé Bellecour Mon 10 at 11am


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