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The Lumière Grand Lyon Film Festival

From the 8th to the 16th October, 2016

Join us at the beginning of October for our week-long celebration of the cinema, in some 68 halls and sites in Greater Lyon.

A whole week of films, non-stop!

Our message to all film buffs: reserve the entire week to attend this film festival for all devoted to the history of cinema.

In a few words and highlights, here’s what you can expect:

Nearly 170 films in their original languages, new copies or restored versions, presented by key figures of the cinema.

Many events and meetings: a great opening night at La Halle Tony Garnier, plus retrospectives, a thematic night, exhibitions, master classes, meetings, debates, and autograph-signing sessions… Not forgetting a session devoted to younger members of the public, on Wednesday afternoon, also at La Halle Tony Garnier.

Every day, a Cinema Village, with a book store, DVD store and meeting point will be available for your enjoyment.

Another distinctive feature of this event is that you’ll get to see key figures every evening in the friendly atmosphere of the Village.

During the evening closing event, the Prix Lumière is awarded to a great actor or director for his/her entire work and contribution to the history of cinema. During former editions, the Prix Lumière has been awarded to such people as Clint Eastwood, Milos Forman, Gérard Depardieu, Ken Loach, Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese, in the presence of numerous key figures of the cinema. This year the prize goes to … (see below!).

The festival was created 2009, at the behest of the Lumière Institute.

Lyon, the city of cinema, offers a dream week to all film buffs!

The 8th edition in 2016...

Marcel Carné, Buster Keaton, Universal Monsters, or the City of Women retrospectives (on Hollywood actresses from 1930 to 1950), tributes to Dorothy Arzner, the woman film-maker, Jim Harrison and Bertrand Tavernier (with previews, films and tributes), and more.
Many film personalities will be there including Gong Li, Walter Hill and Jean-Loup Dabadie ...

A "Nuit Bande de Potes" night on Saturday 15th at the Halle Tony Garnier, two film concerts at the Auditorium with the Orchestre National de Lyon, a children's screening at the Halle Tony Garnier (a dubbed version of The Iron Giant by Brad Bird, Pixar Studios), a public "mâchon" (typical Lyonnais "brunch") on the Rue des Marronniers, not forgetting the opening nights, and all the surprises and wonderful encounters the festival always brings.

And the Prix Lumière 2016 ... Catherine Deneuve!

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