Epic screenings

This series is the traditional rendezvous for fans of big screen movies, with legendary works this year, such as Franklin J. Schaffner's Papillon, David Lean's The Bridge on the River Kwai, John Sturges' The Great Escape (absent from screens since its release in 1963) or Alan Parker's Mississippi Burning.

The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean (1957, 2h41)
1943, Burma. Colonel's Nicholson regiment, prisoner of the cruel Colonel Saito, is assigned to the construction of a bridge. Nicholson refuses... A legendary classic war film, which took home seven Oscars.
Pathé Bellecour Sun.13 3pm | UGC Confluence Mon.14 3pm | UGC Astoria Wed.16 8:45pm | Lumière Fourmi Sun.20 4:30pm
The Great Escape by John Sturges (1963, 2h54)
1943. Two hundred and fifty recidivist escape airmen of the allied forces are grouped together at a high security prison camp. They nevertheless plot a large-scale breakout... A huge success, which cemented the mythical status of Steve McQueen.
Pathé Vaise Sun.13 3pm | UGC Confluence Tue.15 2:30pm  | Pathé Bellecour Wed.16 8:30pm | Cinéma Opéra Fri.18 5pm | UGC Cité Internationale Sun.20 2:45pm
La Piscine by Jacques Deray (1969, 2h04, VFSTA)
Marianne (Romy Schneider) and Jean-Paul (Alain Delon) spend the summer in a residence with pool. Harry, the ex-lover of Marianne, and his beautiful daughter Pénélope (Jane Birkin) join them. The tension rises... A classic and sensual film noir with magnetic actors.
Pathé Bellecour Mon.14 8pm | UGC Confluence Tue.15 11am | UGC Astoria Fri.18 7:45pm | Pathé Vaise Sun.20 4:30pm
Papillon by Franklin J. Schaffner (1973, 2h31)
Sentenced to life in prison on an island, two men make a pact to try and escape ... A movie denouncing prisons, featuring captivating characters, played by Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.
UGC Confluence Sun.13 8:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri.18 8:15pm | UGC Astoria Sat.19 5:15pm | Comoedia Sun.20 2:30pm
The Towering Inferno by John Guillermin (1974, 2h45)
San Francisco, inauguration of the highest tower in the world. When a fire traps the guests on the 135th floor, firefighters rush to put it out before it’s too late... The epitome of the catastrophe movie, with Steve McQueen and
Paul Newman.
Vénissieux Wed.16 8pm | Cinéma Opéra Thu.17 8pm | UGC Confluence Fri.18 9pm | UGC Cité Internationale Sat.19 8:30pm
The Man Who Would Be King by John Huston (1975, 2h09)
India, late nineteenth century. Two former British officers reveal their plan to reporter Rudyard Kipling to seize the power at the forbidden kingdom of Kafiristan... A crazy adventure movie with the fabulous Sean Connery and Michael Caine.
Cinéma Opéra Sun.13 2:30pm | Cinéma St-Denis Tue.15 8:30pm | UGC Confluence Fri.18 11am | Pathé Bellecour Sun.20 5pm
Le Bateau by Wolfgang Petersen (Das boot, 1981, 3h28)
1941, La Rochelle. A German submarine headed for the Mediterranean Sea engages in a fatal conflict with bombers and battleships... A claustrophobic odyssey.
Lumière Bellecour Sun.13 2:15pm  | Pathé Bellecour Tue.15 8pm | Lumière Terreaux Wed.16 7:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Sun.20 4:45pm
Mississippi Burning by Alan Parker (1988, 2h08)
Mississippi. Three activists for the civil rights of blacks mysteriously disappear. Ward and Anderson of the FBI are on the case... A classic, anti-racist thriller with Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe and Frances McDormand.
Institut Lumière Sat.12 7pm | Pathé Bellecour Sun.13 10:30am | Comoedia Wed.16 11am | Saint-Priest Thu.17 8pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat.19 8pm

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