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Classic cinema is celebrated every year in the city of Lyon at the Festival Lumière, named after the founders of cinema, the Lumière brothers. Celebrating its 10th edition in 2018, the festival takes place from 13-21 October with screenings of classic and restored films, retrospectives and tributes to giants of the cinema world, exhibitions and master classes.
Silent films are celebrated at the Festival Lumière with a screening of The Kid, Charlie Chaplin’s first feature film, as well as more modern cinema with an all-night screening of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Every year a personality of the cinema world is honoured with the Lumière Award and the 2018 recipient is American actress Jane Fonda. Previous winners include Clint Eastwood, Catherine Deneuve and Quentin Tarantino. Tributes will also be paid to the American filmmaker Richard Thorpe with screenings of seven of his 183 films. During his long career he directed the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine and James Mason and is probably most famous for Ivanhoe, The Prisoner of Zenda and Tarzan. Tickets for film screenings can be purchased via the festival’s website. festival-lumiere.org
ABOVE: The original Institut Lumière in Lyon; English screenwriter and director Muriel Box