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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

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