A selection of the finest restorations of the year. An event: certain films will be accompanied by their director: the Italian Dario Argento for Deep Red, the Franco-Greek Costa-Gavras for Special Section and the Argentinian Luis Puenzo for The Official Story.
Léon Morin Priest by Jean-Pierre Melville (Léon Morin Prêtre, 1961, 2h10)
A young woman meets a priest during the Occupation... A touching psychological drama told with sobriety and restraint, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo.
Comœdia Mon. 2pm | CNP Bellecour Tue. 5pm | Pathé Cordeliers Thu. 10:45am | UGC Astoria Sun. 2:30pm
Deep Red by Dario Argento (Profondo rosso, 1975, 2h07)
Marcus Daly, a professor of jazz, witnesses the murder of a medium... A profoundly original giallo (Italian thriller), questioning the veracity of the filmed image.
Comœdia Mon. 5pm | Pathé Bellecour Tue. 7:45pm | Cinéma Opéra Tue. 8:30pm
Special Section by Costa-Gavras (Section special,1975, 1h58)
Paris, 1941. A communist activist murders a German officer then is hunted down by them... A work of indictment, full of passion… and a necessary condemnation of the enslavement of the French justice system under the Vichy regime.
Bron Thu. 3pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu. 4:45pm | Comœdia Fri. 10:30am
The Official Story by Luis Puenzo (La historia oficial, 1985, 1h50)
Argentina. A woman thinks her adopted daughter was torn from her parents by the junta... A work of memory and freedom. Awarded with an Oscar for Best Foreign Film and the Best Actress prize at Cannes.
Comœdia Tue. 2:30pm | Villeurbanne Tue. 8:30pm | Institut Lumière Wed. 7:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri. 2:30pm
In the Shadow of the Wind by Yves Simoneau (Les Fous de Bassan, 1987, 1h47)
A windswept Quebecois town and the return of the young Stevens who shakes up the introverted and closed locals... A drama outside of time and the world, a bewitched and bewitching atmosphere.
Pathé Bellecour Wed. 11am | Cinéma Opéra Thu. 8pm
Marius by Alexander Korda (1931, 2h)
Fanny (Orane Demazis) is in love with Marius (Pierre Fresnay). To spur on his jealousy, she lets herself be courted by the old Panisse... A simple setting with delicious dialogues, all in the name of comedy and emotion. A trip to Marseille with Raimu.
Pathé Bellecour Mon. 2pm | MEYZIEU Wed. 8pm | La Fourmi Fri. 2:15pm
Fanny by Marc Allégret (1932, 2h07)
Fanny, pregnant by Marius who has left Marseille, marries Panisse, so that the child will not be a fatherless bastard... This second film in the trilogy intensifies the dramatic tension.
Pathé Cordeliers Tue. 10:30am | Corbas Tue. 8pm | La Fourmi Fri. 5pm
César by Marcel Pagnol (1936, 2h21)
Césariot, the son of Fanny learns the truth about his origins and goes in search of his father... A conclusion of the trilogy, managing to avoid sentimentality, opens up to the world and the problems of adult life.
Pathé Cordeliers Wed. 10:30am | La Fourmi Fri. 8pm | CNP Bellecour Sat. 2:30pm
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