The film foundation's world cinema project

As part of the Film Foundation's World Cinema Project, created under the leadership of Martin Scorsese in 1990 to work for the preservation and restoration of heritage films, four works from Senegal, Egypt, India and the Philippines will be screened at the Lumière festival. As a bonus, Margaret Bodde, Director of the Foundation, will present a master class event.


Master class
Margaret Bodde: Martin Scorsese and the Film Foundation
Villa Lumière Thu. 2:30pm

Black Girl by Ousmane Sembène (La Noire de…,1966, 1h05)
The life of Diouna, a young Senegalese who takes care of the children of a French family in Dakar, is turned upside down when she follows them to Antibes... A relentless and radical film about cultural domination and colonialism.
Film précédé by
Borom Sarret by Ousmane Sembène 
(1963, 22min)
A cart driver leaves the slums to go in search of customers...
La Fourmi Wed. 2:15pm  | CNP Bellecour Sun. 2:45pm  

The Mummy by Chadi Abdel Salam (Al-mummia, 1969, 1h43)
In 1881, mysterious antiques begin appearing on the Thebes market... A work of hypnotic charm, prompting a reflection on the balance between traditional and modern society. A gem of Egyptian cinema.
Pathé Bellecour Wed. 2:45pm  | CNP Bellecour Fri. 5:45pm

A River Called Titas by Ritwik Ghatak (Titash Ekti Nadir Naam, 1973, 2h38)
A young fisherman goes crazy after the kidnapping of his wife by pirates... a lyrical and passionate drama, exploring the customs and culture of a community devastated by conflict and natural disasters.
CNP Bellecour Thu. 4:45pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri. 5:30pm

Insiang by Lino Brocka (1976, 2h04)

A young girl and her mother live in a slum area of Manila. The mother's lover comes to live with them... Vengeance and urban drama in this dark and poetic Filipino film on violence and the loss of innocence.
Cinéma Opéra Thu. 3pm | CNP Bellecour Fri. 4:30pm

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