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Lumière – The discovery of cinema: a film by Thierry Frémaux


District: Latium
Province: Rome (RM)
Date: 2016-10-03

Lumière - The discovery of cinema

In cinemas from today is released the film Lumière. The discovery of the cinema.

lumièreA film - documentary that makes us live an extraordinary phase in the history of cinema.

That of the passage from the invention of cinematograph by the brothers Louis and Auguste Lumière to the discovery of cinema. The cinema with its communicative and evocative potentiality, the possibility of representation of the life beyond the rigidities and constraints of photography.

"Louis Lumière was the last of the inventors and the first of filmmakers" it has been successfully synthesized.

The film consists of a selection of 114 films / scenes (50 '' each) based on the scenes of 1,422 films produced by the Société Lumière between 1895 and 1905.

The films are assembled according to themes and subjects addressed and divided into eleven chapters.

Some scenes are known (the output from the workshops, the arrival of the train, the sprinkler watered, all Paris view from the Eiffel Tower).

Others absolutely unknown. However, it emerge from all of them the potential of the new media. Some appear very innovative and anticipate trends that will affirm in film only after years.

He said the great director Jean Renoir about the film by the Lumière "In the Lumière film to be shown is not history, but life. And life is something deeper. That's why these movies are so important: open the door to our imagination. that's exactly what today we like to call a work of art. "

All the scenes are presented for the first time in the brand new digital restoration in 4K. The comment is assigned to the voice of Valerio Mastandrea.

The director of this real pearl is Thierry Frémaux.

Frémaux is the director of the Cannes Film Festival and Artistic Director of the Institute Lumière.

The  film by Thierry Frémaux is based on a project of Bertrand Tavernier, Institut Lumière in Lyon and Sortie d'usine productions. The restoration by Éclair Group, led by Institut Lumière with CNC, Cinémathèque Française and the laboratory L'Immagine Ritrovata.

The film is distributed by Cineteca di Bologna.

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