Lumière Classics


For its 10th anniversary, the Lumière festival has created Lumière Classics.
Incorporating what was previously the New Restorations section, it is composed of films put forward by producers, rights holders, distributors and international studios. Lumière Classics has become the new label of the festival to support selected films.

This section consists of three categories:
• French films (from Toni by Jean Renoir to Swords of Blood by Philippe de Broca or A Bag of Marbles by Jacques Doillon)
• International films (such as Albert Lewin's Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, Vittorio De Sica's Miracle in Milan or Mikhaïl Kalatozov's The Cranes Are Flying)
• Treasures from archives around the world (Poland, Russia, Iran, Sweden, Slovakia...) revealing rare films to discover.

A jury will assess the restoration work and evaluate its potential return to theaters to celebrate those who help classic cinema flourish.


French films

Toni by Jean Renoir (1935, 1h22, VFSTA)
An Italian immigrant, Toni is a blue-collar worker in Provence. He marries Marie, but in reality, loves Josefa, a young Spanish woman, married to the foreman. Toni is willing to sacrifice everything for her... A fictional film with a documentary feel, the first neorealist essay of the cinema.
Pathé Bellecour Sun.13 2:45pm  | Institut Lumière Mon.14 2:30pm  | Comoedia Fri.18 8:15pm
Bizarre, Bizarre by Marcel Carné (Drôle de drame,1937, 1h34)
London, 1900. Professor Irwin Molyneux, writing under the name “Felix Chapel,”, is the author of crime novels. During a dinner at the Molyneux, Bishop Soper vilifies the literature... A petulant police comedy with excellent dialogues penned by Jacques Prévert.
UGC Astoria Sun.13 5:15pm | Comoedia Wed.16 10:45am | Vénissieux Thu.17 2:30pm  | Pathé Bellecour Sat.19 11:15am
Woman of Evil by Edmond T. Gréville (Le Diable souffle, 1947, 1h32)
Laurent, enamored with Louvaine, leaves her on his tempestuous island where Diego, a Spanish republican, is hiding out. Louvaine falls ill and Diego operates on her. Between them, a secret and wild love is born... A gripping work of inflamed eroticism.
Lumière Bellecour Mon.14 2pm | Institut Lumière Wed.16 11am | Villa Lumière Fri.18 5:15pm
Rue de Paris by Denys de La Patellière (Rue des prairies, 1959, 1h31)
Henri Neveu is raising his children, Loulou, Odette and the adopted Fernand, alone. Between the eldest who became a professional cyclist, the middle child who seeks emancipation and the rebellious and recalcitrant youngest child, he questions his role as father... A film with a human dimension, starring a superb Jean Gabin, with delicious dialogues written by Michel Audiard. Unmissable.
Lumière Terreaux Tue.15 8pm | Institut Lumière Wed.16 3:45pm | Villa Lumière Sat.19 2:30pm
Swords of Blood by Philippe de Broca (Cartouche, 1h56)
In the 18th century, Cartouche and his associates La Taupe and La Douceur are big-hearted robbers akin to Robin Hood. Cartouche has two loves: Vénus the beautiful thief and the lieutenant of police’s wife... A swash-buckling comedy starring the fabulous Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Rochefort and Claudia Cardinale.
UGC Confluence Sun.13 11am | Pathé Bellecour Tue.15 7pm | Ciné Caluire Sat.19 8:30pm
Dark Journey by Léonard Keigel (Léviathan, 1962, 1h38)
Paul Guéret (Louis Jordan) settles down in a small village. Paul takes note of the pretty laundress, Angèle (Marie
Laforêt). His desire for her turns obsessive... A disturbing film on the destructive power of desire and jealousy.
Villa Lumière Wed.16 4:15pm | Lumière Terreaux Thu.17 2:15pm
Male Hunt / The Gentle Art of Seduction by Édouard Molinaro (La Chasse à l’homme, 1964, 1h31)
Julien, a die-hard bachelor, wants to persuade Antoine to give up on marriage. One evening, he gives a summary of all the marital failures... A light-hearted vaudeville flick with Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac.
Pathé Bellecour Sun.13 6:45pm | UGC Astoria Wed.16 6:30pm
A Bag of Marbles by Jacques Doillon (Un sac de billes, 1975, 1h46, VFSTA)
Paris, 1941. Two Jewish children flee the city and the yellow-star stigma toward the free zone. They are left to their own devices... Jacques Doillon films the children and the tragedy they risk with great skill.
Pathé Bellecour Tue.15 2:30pm  | Comoedia Fri.18 11am | Pathé Bellecour Sun.20 10:45am
The Princes by Tony Gatlif (Les Princes, 1983, 1h35, VFSTA)
Nara, a gypsy well-versed in the traditions of his people, lives with his family in the run-down lodgings of the poor Parisian suburbs. One day they are obliged to hit the road again... A picaresque movie with Gérard Darmon.
Villa Lumière Thu.17 4pm | Comoedia Fri.18 10:45am
Liberty at Night by Philippe Garrel (Liberté, la nuit, 1984, 1h19, VFSTA)
Paris. Jean and Mouche separate, caught up in the turmoil of the Algerian war. Jean then reappears to live with Gemina, a young “pied-noir”….A poetic film featuring Maurice Garrel and Emmanuelle Riva.
Lumière Terreaux Sat.19 5pm | Villa Lumière Sat.19 9:30pm

International films

Moonrise by Frank Borzage (1948, 1h30)
Since childhood, Daniel has been subject to bullying and teasing because of his father, who was condemned to death and then hanged. One day, Daniel accidentally kills one of his bullies… A powerful melodrama full of human qualities, a scathing criticism of society.
Lumière Fourmi Sun.13 5pm | Lumière Terreaux Mon.14 4:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu.17 2:30pm
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman by Albert Lewin (1951, 2h04)
Spain. Pandora, a gorgeous American singer, is the object of affection of many enthusiastic suitors. She agrees to marry a racecar driver, but falls in love with the owner of a mysterious yacht... A romantic and lyrical work with James Mason and the divine Ava Gardner.
Comoedia Tue.15 2:15pm  | UGC Confluence Fri.18 6:15pm | Lumière Bellecour Sat.19 9:30pm
Miracle in Milan by Vittorio De Sica (Miracolo a Milano, 1951, 1h36)
Toto was raised by an elderly lady, then in an orphanage. Poor and kind, he helps homeless people whose shantytown dwellings are under threat... A radiant and poetic Palme d’Or, turning the tragic into derision.
Lumière Terreaux Sun.13 11am | Institut Lumière Tue.15 11am | Lumière Fourmi Wed.16 9pm
5 Fingers by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1952, 1h48)
1944, Ankara. Diello serves the ambassador of England. He delivers information to Nazis under the code name Cicéron, and woos a Polish countess (Danielle Darrieux)... A dazzling game of dupes and class relations.
Lumière Terreaux Mon.14 9:30pm | Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon Wed.16 8pm | Cinéma Opéra Sat.19 2:15pm  | Pathé Bellecour Sun.20 2:30pm
The Cranes Are Flying by Mikhaïl Kalatozov (Letyat jouravli, 1957, 1h37)
The war separates Veronika and Boris, who leaves for the front. Without news, Veronika gives in to the persistent advances of Mark and marries him... A wonderful story of love and war, poetic and passionate, winner of the Palme d’Or.
Comoedia Tue.15 7:30pm | Cinéma Opéra Thu.17 5:45pm | UGC Confluence Fri.18 4pm
The Joy of Living by René Clément (Che gioia vivere, 1961, 1h53)
Rome, 1921. Ulysse, unemployed, joins the fascist party. He must locate an anti-fascist printing house and meet Franca there. To seduce her, he calls himself an anarchist terrorist... a light but denunciatory comedy, with the talented Alain Delon.
Pathé Bellecour Sat.19 4:30pm | Villa Lumière Sun.20 2:30pm
Cremator by Juraj Herz (Spalovač mrtvol, 1968, 1h36)
1938, Czechoslovakia. Mr Kopfrkingl, the perfect employee of a crematorium, lets a fascist convince him that he
has German blood, and joins the Nazis... An impactful film between dark humor and horror.
Lumière Terreaux Fri.18 2:45pm  | Lumière Fourmi Sat.19 9:30pm
Reversal of Fortune by Barbet Schroeder (1990, 1h51)
1970s, Rhode Island. The billionaire Claude von Bülow (Jeremy Irons) is accused of poisoning his
wife (Glenn Close). Condemned, he appeals with a new and famous lawyer... A mysterious investigation into a momentous affair.
Institut Lumière Sat.12 2:30pm | Comoedia Sun.13 10:45am
The Oak by Lucian Pintilie (Balanta, 1992, 1h45)
Bucharest, 1988. Upon the death of his father, Nela leaves for the countryside to teach. There, he meets Mitica, a doctor and an iconoclast... an initiatory journey and a portrait of Romania at the end of the Ceausescu regime, skillfully and relentlessly directed.
Pathé Bellecour Tue.15 9:30pm | Lumière Bellecour Thu.17 2:45pm
Once Were Warriors by Lee Tamahori (1994, 1h43)
In the poor suburbs of Auckland. Beth, a Maori, and Jake, the descendant of slaves, have five children. An alcoholic, he hits Beth, when a tragedy leads to disintegration of the family... A shocking work on misery and the escheat of the Maoris.
Villa Lumière Sun.13 10pm | Cinéma Opéra Mon.14 9:30pm


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