Francis Ford Coppola
Lumière Award 2019


A filmmaker of rare genius, fulfilling an extraordinary destiny, auteur of some of the greatest successes and most celebrated films of the 20th century, Francis Ford Coppola has never ceased to seek new forms of cinema, while preserving the highest forms of classicism, in an absolute search for the freedom of creation. Screening a selection of his films, holding a master class, the Lumière Award ceremony and The Godfather all-nighter are some of the ways the festival will honor this heir to the empires of Hollywood, always committed to reaching new heights by constantly exploring the art of cinema. Special thanks to American Zoetrope and Pathé.

With the support of American Zoetrope and Pathé.

Conversation with Francis Ford Coppola
Célestins, Théâtre of Lyon Fri.18 3pm


Dementia 13 by Francis Ford Coppola (1963, 1h10)
The Halorans possess an ancestral castle in Ireland, but after the death of son John, the question of inheritance results in greed, deception and death... A first film shaped as a ghoulish thriller, produced by Roger Corman, with all the charm of a B movie.
Cinéma Opéra Wed.16 9:45pm | Comoedia Fri.18 10pm

Finian’s Rainbow by Francis Ford Coppola (1968, 2h21)
Finian, a mysterious Irishman, arrives in the magical Rainbow Valley in the South of the United States with his daughter, Sharon, and a pot of gold... A musical comedy, featuring the nostalgic return of star Fred Astaire.
Villa Lumière Sun.13 2pm | Pathé Bellecour Wed.16 4:45pm

The Rain People by Francis Ford Coppola (1969, 1h41)
Discovering she is pregnant, Natalie leaves her husband and hits the road to think things over. She gives a ride to a hitchhiker, “Killer" Jimmie, a former college jock... A beautiful portrait of a woman and an unsettling road movie that exposes a certain American desperation. It was with this film, 50 years ago, that Francis Ford Coppola launched his legendary production company, American Zoetrope.
Institut Lumière Sun.13 9:30pm | Villa Lumière Tue.15 7:15pm | Lumière Fourmi Fri.18 8:15pm

The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola (1972, 2h57)
New York, 1945. Don Vito Corleone, godfather of the Mafia, marries off his daughter while his son, Michael, has returned from the army. But a war between the powerful mob families is brewing on the horizon… Copolla finds his first huge success in The Godfather, with an outstanding Marlon Brando and a fine, understated Al Pacino. One of the most iconic films in the history of American cinema.
UGC Confluence Sun.13 2:15pm | Pathé Bellecour Mon.14 8:45pm | Neuville-sur-Saône Wed.16 8pm | Halle Tony Garnier Sat.19 8:30pm (1st film of the all-nighter)

The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppola (1974, 1h54)
Harry Caul, a specialist in infiltrating, must record the conversation between a couple. While listening, he discovers they are plotting a murder. The suspenseful film earned Coppola a Palme d’Or with its masterful script and an excellent Gene Hackman.
Comoedia Mon.14 9pm | Saint-Genis-Laval Wed.16 8pm | Lumière Terreaux Sun.20 2:30pm

The Godfather: Part II by Francis Ford Coppola (1974, 3h22)
The Godfather part II follows Michael Corleone, who now reigns over the clan with paranoia and violence. In parallel, it goes back in time to tell the story of Michael’s father, who arrived in New York as an immigrant from Italy… Robert De Niro is phenomenal in this epic, rich second instalment of the saga.
Pathé Bellecour Tue.15 8:15pm | Halle Tony Garnier Sat.19 8:30pm (2nd film of the All-nighter) | UGC Confluence Sun.20 2:30pm

Apocalypse Now Final Cut by Francis Ford Coppola (3h02, 1979-2019)
The Vietnam War. Captain Willard leaves to eliminate an uncontrollable Colonel Kurtz, who reigns over
the natives in the heart of the jungle... A breathtaking masterpiece, winning Coppola a second Palme d'Or, with an exceptional cast: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen and Robert Duvall. Enhanced by a fine restoration, after reworking it many times, Apocalypse Now Final Cut, reflecting Coppola’s true vision, will undoubtedly be a singular experience.
Halle Tony Garnier Sun.20 3pm

One from the Heart by Francis Ford Coppola (1981, 1h47)
Las Vegas and its flashing neon lights… Hank and Frannie, after five years of living together, are bored. After Frannie leaves Hank, they each go haywire, trying the wild & free single life.... A light-hearted comedy one minute and gloomy the next, the movie features highly stylized musical numbers, zany dreamlike sequences and colorful sets.
Lumière Terreaux Sun.13 2:45pm | Craponne Sun.13 6pm | Comoedia Mon.14 11:15am | Cinéma Opéra Mon.14 7pm

The Outsiders: The Complete Novel by Francis Ford Coppola (1983, 1h55)
Tusla, Oklahoma in 1966. The Greasers, a gang of poor teenagers, faces off with the bourgeois Socs, until a rumble goes too far... This touching and iconic movie spoke to a whole generation. Its homage to the wild dreams of youth revealed a crop of young actors that would go on to future fame: Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Diane Lane…
Pathé Bellecour Sun.13 7:15pm | Mions Tue.15 8pm | Décines Wed.16 2pm | UGC Confluence Thu.17 5:45pm | Comoedia Sat.19 6pm

Rumble Fish by Francis Ford Coppola (1983, 1h34)
Rusty James dreams of being able to rival his big brother, Motorcycle Boy, gang leader and an organizer of rumbles... A fascinating poem about adolescence in stylized black and white, starring Mickey Rourke and Matt Dillon.
UGC Confluence Mon.14 6:30pm | Bron Tue.15 8:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Wed.16 7:45pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri.18 7:45pm

The Cotton Club by Francis Ford Coppola (1984, 2h07)
1928, New York. Prohibition. At the Cotton Club, a white trumpet player and a black dancer get carried away in
a torment of love, ambition and violence... A dark and musical extravaganza, with Richard Gere.
Lumière Bellecour Mon.14 9:15pm | Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon Tue.15 8pm | Institut Lumière Thu.17 9pm | Cinéma Opéra Fri.18 8:45pm | Pathé Bellecour Sun.20 3pm

Gardens of Stone by Francis Ford Coppola (1987, 1h51)
Sergeant Hazard, a veteran of the Korean War, tries to open the eyes of a young Vietnamese soldier, Willow, who dreams of fighting... The Vietnam War treated with humanity on American soil.
Pathé Bellecour Sun.13 4:15pm | Cinéma Opéra Tue.15 4pm | Comoedia Wed.16 2:15pm

Tucker: The Man and His Dream by Francis Ford Coppola (1988, 1h51)
1948. Tucker, a visionary engineer, has designed a revolutionary vehicle, and takes on Ford, General Motors
and Chrysler... A critical portrait of the industrial octopus, with Jeff Bridges. Electric!
Lumière Fourmi Mon.14 7:15pm | UGC Confluence Tue.15 6:15pm | Francheville Wed.16 8:30pm | Pierre-Bénite Thu.17 8pm | Cinéma Opéra Fri.18 2:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat.19 5pm
The Godfather: Part III by Francis Ford Coppola (1990, 2h42)
Michael Corleone, now in his sixties, wants to reconnect with his family. He seeks redemption and an exit from the organized crime world… The intimate end of an extraordinary saga, a cult classic.
Pathé Bellecour Wed.16 8:30pm | Halle Tony Garnier Sat.19 8:30pm (3rd film of the all-nighter) | Institut Lumière Sun.20 7:15pm
Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola (1992, 2h07)
Transylvania, 1492. Count Dracula, made drunk with pain due to the death his wife, appeals to all powers to find her. London, four centuries later... A stylish and operatic atmosphere, starring Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder.
Cinéma Opéra Tue.15 6:30pm | UGC Confluence Wed.16 7:15pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu.17 9:30pm | CinéDuchère Sat.19 8:30pm | Comoedia Sun.20 5:45pm
Youth Without Youth by Francis Ford Coppola (2007, 2h04)
Romania, 1938. Struck by lightning, old Professor Matei (Tim Roth) is able to rejuvenate and decides to search for the origins of language. Hunted, he must flee across Europe. A daring philosophical quest.
Cinéma Opéra Mon.14 2:15pm | Comoedia Sat.19 8:45pm
Tetro by Francis Ford Coppola (2009, 2h07)
Tetro deserts his family and his despotic father. Ten years later, Bennie, his younger brother who idolizes him,
finds him in Argentina. Tetro is furious ... A sublime script and beautifully shot in black and white, starring the incandescent Vincent Gallo.
Lumière Terreaux Mon.14 6:45pm | Tassin la Demi-Lune Thu.17 8:30pm | Comoedia Sat.19 11:15am
Francis Ford Coppola-related
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse by Eleanor Coppola, Fax Bahr and George Hickenlooper (1991, 1h36)
Based on images taken by Eleanor Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now in the Philippines, this documentary
reveals the catastrophes they faced and the overwhelming delirium that reigned during the making of this monumental movie.
Institut Lumière Fri.18 11am
Paris can Wait by Eleanor Coppola (2016, 1h32)
Anne travels from Cannes to Paris by car, with a colleague of her husband’s, a producer... An autobiographical, yet fictitious, love letter to life and to France, with a pleasant stop in Lyon, and at the Villa Lumière!
Pathé Bellecour Fri.18 11:15am


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