Lumière and Company
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Lumière brothers' first films, filmmakers Sarah Moon and Philippe Poulet challenged 39 renowned international directors to each complete a 52-second film using the original Cinematographe camera under the conditions endured by the brothers. The result of the project was this film, Lumière et Compagnie. The film stock used was homemade from a slightly altered version of the Lumières' recipe. No synchronized sound was allowed and only natural lighting was permitted. The participating directors included John Boorman, Costa-Gavras, Peter… More
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"The 40 brief films are often wonderful, and always revealing in the way they show professional directors working on what amounts to a haiku."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A really interesting idea."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Even the gamest of viewers will want to indulge her nostalgia judiciously, to avoid getting sour on the narcissism of the exercise."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Mixed Reviews
"Uneven, but interesting experiment"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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