Lumière and Company (1995)

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no synchronized sound was permitted, and (3) no more than three takes. The results run the gamut from Zhang Yimou's convention-thwarting joke to David Lynch's bizarre miniature epic.

Directing:
  • David Lynch
  • Hugh Hudson
  • Lasse Hallström
  • Jacques Rivette
  • Jerry Schatzberg
  • Zhang Yimou
  • Gabriel Axel
  • Patrice Leconte
  • Spike Lee
  • Arthur Penn
  • Bigas Luna
  • Vicente Aranda
  • John Boorman
  • Youssef Chahine
  • Alain Corneau
  • Raymond Depardon
  • Francis Girod
  • Abbas Kiarostami
  • Cédric Klapisch
  • Claude Lelouch
  • Michael Haneke
  • Wim Wenders
  • Costa-Gavras
  • Theo Angelopoulos
  • Peter Greenaway
  • Gaston Kaboré
  • Andrei Konchalovsky
  • Sarah Moon
  • Helma Sanders-Brahms
  • Nadine Trintignant
  • Fernando Trueba
  • Liv Ullmann
  • Jaco Van Dormael
  • Régis Wargnier
  • Yoshishige Yoshida
  • Merzak Allouache
  • James Ivory
  • Ismail Merchant
  • Claude Miller
  • Idrissa Ouedraogo
  • Lucian Pintilie

Writing:
  • Philippe Poulet

Stars:
Release Date: 1995-01-01
themoviedb icon 6.8/10
  • Country: FR, DK, ES, SE
  • Language: Dansk | Français | 普通话 | 日本語 | svenska | Norsk | ελληνικά | English
  • Runtime: 88

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