Lumière Grand Lyon Film Festival 2020

Opened last weekend, Lumière Film Festival is another festival focuses on the history of cinema with the line-up dedicated to the works of the past through restored prints, retrospectives and tributes. Around 400 screenings and related activities will be held in 22 communes in the Metropolitan Lyon for nine consecutive days! The Lumière Award, an award that recognises the achievement and contributions of an international film personality, is also presented annually at the festival and this year’s winner is Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne of Belgium. The festival will also show their documentary works from the 1970s to the present.

There are also more than ten different sessions, such as ‘Treasures & Curiosities’, showing new restoration works of the film archives from all over the world, ‘A Permanent History of Women Filmmakers: Joan Micklin Silver’, ‘Cannes Classics’, and ‘Sublime Moments of Silent Film’, etc. Many of the films will be presented as premieres in restored prints, including The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945) by Robert Siodmak, The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) by George Stevens, An Actor’s Revenge (1963) by Kon Ichikawa, The Amusement Park (1973) by George A. Romero and The Brood (1979) by David Cronenberg…There are also screening of restored In the Mood for Love (2000) celebrating its 20th Anniversary and photographic exhibition of Wong Kar-wai films!

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