Epic screenings

Blade Runner by Ridley Scott, Out of Africa by Sydney Pollack, Doctor Zhivago by David Lean... Ardent fans, open up your eyes: the major epic films on the big screen are here!

Blade Runner by Ridley Scott (1982, 1h57)

Los Angeles, 2019. Deckard (Harrison Ford) hunts down androids on the run... A monumental, still-modern classic, adapted from the work of Philip K. Dick. An edgy poetic thriller and sci-fi flick with a touch of melancholy.
Vénissieux Wed. 8:30pm |Pathé Cordeliers Thu. 8:30pm | UGC Confluence Fri. 8:30pm | Comœdia Sat. 10pm | Institut Lumière Sun. 7pm  

Out of Africa by Sydney Pollack (1985, 2h41)

In colonial Kenya, a young Danish woman ( Meryl Streep) falls in love with a hunter (Robert Redford)... Long absent from the big screen, a romantic fresco, sweeping and powerful, winner of seven Oscars.
Bron Tue. 8:30pm | UGC Astoria Thu. 8:30pm | Pathé Cordeliers Fri. 8:15pm | Pathé Vaise Sat. 8:30pm | Comœdia Sun. 7:30pm

Ran by Akira Kurosawa (1985, 2h42)
A former lord divides his estate among his three sons, but peace will be short lived... A beautiful interpretation of King Lear, a merciless chronicle of the destructive quest for power. One of Kurosawa's masterpieces.
Pathé Cordeliers Tue. 8pm | CNP Bellecour Wed. 8pm | Villeurbanne Thu. 8:30pm | UGC Astoria Fri. 8:30pm  

Doctor Zhivago by David Lean (1965, 3h20)
A married Russian poet (Omar Sharif) falls for the wife of a political activist (Julie Christie)... A love story, an epic melodrama, and a dive into the Bolshevik Revolution. Also starring Géraldine Chaplin.
With intermission. Pathé Bellecour Thu. 7:45pm | Sainte Foy-lès- Lyon Fri. 8pm | Pathé Cordeliers Sat. 7:45pm | UGC Confluence Sun. 2:30pm  

Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick (1960, 3h18)

A slave-turned-gladiator (Kirk Douglas) rebels against the Roman Empire ... Despite Stanley Kubrick's youth, the peplum already bears the mark of his signature perfectionism, and stands at the top of the genre.
With intermission. Pathé Cordeliers Mon. 5pm | Pathé Carré de Soie Fri. 7:15pm | Cinéma Opéra Sat. 2pm

Don Giovanni by Joseph Losey (1979, 2h56)
Don Giovanni, the famous seducer and manipulator, is haunted by the ghost of the father of one of his conquests ... Adapted from Mozart's opera, a major work, alternately funny and grave. One of the most prestigious Gaumont productions.
Pathé Vaise Tue. 8pm | Comœdia Thu. 2pm | Pathé Cordeliers Sun. 4:45pm
Ivan the Terrible by Sergei Eisenstein (Ivan Grozniy, 1945, 3h06)
Faced with the political intrigues of his family, the young Ivan retreats into a monastery. The people call him to the throne... A monumental work, the film was the only talkie and last achievement of the master of Soviet cinema.
With intermission. UGC Astoria Tue. 8:30pm  | Pathé Cordeliers Wed. 8pm | CNP Bellecour Thu. 8pm

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