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

Writing:
  • Philippe Poulet

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