Treasures & curiosities

The Fifth Seal by Zoltán Fábri (Az ötödik pecsét, 1976, 1h47)
1944. A group of Hungarian citizens discuss the issues of responsibility and belief. Soon, they find themselves confronted with the principle of reality... A powerful glimpse into consciousness and the human soul.
Villa Lumière Thu.17 6:15pm | Lumière Bellecour Fri.18 2:30pm
The House is Black by Forough Farrokhzad (Khaneh siah ast, 1963, 20min)
In the black house of Tabriz, lepers, doomed to oblivion, are required to be cut off from the world. In front of the camera, they question their existence and their beliefs... The first Iranian documentary to be filmed by a woman, produced by Ebrahim Golestan.
Followed by
The Hills of Marlik by Ebrahim Golestan (Tappeh haye Marlick, 1963, 15min)
In the hills of Marlik in northern Iran, archaeological digs and agricultural lands, the past and present, coexist... A reflection on art and time.
Villa Lumière Tue.15 4pm | Lumière Fourmi Wed.16 2:30pm
A Woman’s Decision by Krzysztof Zanussi (Bilans kwartalny, 1975, 1h36)
Marta, invested in her family and her work, sees her life shaken by her meeting with Jacek, independent and free... An adulterous attraction and the question of freedom are treated with intelligence in this subtle portrait of women.
Lumière Fourmi Mon.14 2pm | Pathé Bellecour Tue.15 11am
As Asmas e o povo by the Workers' Collective of the Cinema Sector (1975, 1h21)
(Literal translation of the title: The Guns and the People). 1974. Ten filming teams document the first days of the Carnation Revolution in Lisbon, the jubilation and speeches of liberty... Powerful images and an essential testimonial.
Cinéma Opéra Mon.14 5pm | Lumière Fourmi Tue.15 9:30pm
Assassin of the Tsar by Karen Shakhnazarov (Tsareubiytsa, 1991, 1h45)
A disquieting psychiatry patient tells Dr. Smirnov about the assassination of Tsar Nicolas II… with troubling details ... A claustrophobic thriller on memory and History.
Lumière Fourmi Sun.13 2:30pm  | Pathé Bellecour Mon.14 11am
Field Lilies by Elo Havetta (Ľalie poľné, 1972, 1h20)
In Slovakia, after WWI, two former soldiers attempt to give meaning to their life... A celebration of freedom and the joy of life, tinged with melancholy.
Lumière Bellecour Wed.16 2pm | Lumière Fourmi Thu.17 2:15pm
The Flight of the Eagle by Jan Troell (Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd, 1982, 2h20)
1897. An expedition is launched to arrive at the North Pole in a hot-air balloon... Thirty-three years later, the bodies of the crew are found... The true story of a crazy adventure, with the incomparable Max von Sydow.
Lumière Bellecour Wed.16 4pm | Lumière Fourmi Thu.17 6:45pm
All Things Fair - Love Lessons by Bo Widerberg (Lust och fägring stor, 1995, 2h10)
A forbidden love is born between a teacher and a high school student. The young man meets the husband of his
instructor... The acclaimed ultimate film by the leader of the Swedish New Wave, a filmmaker of intimate cinema. Superb.
Pathé Bellecour Fri.18 7pm | Lumière Fourmi Sat.19 2:15pm
Zone grise by Fredi M. Murer (Grauzone, 1979, 1h39)
A couple leads a routine existence until the day a strange epidemic threatens the country... A fantastic chronicle of everyday life and a powerful parable of modern, sanitized civilizations.
Lumière Bellecour Mon.14 7pm | Lumière Fourmi Tue.15 2:30pm

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