After defeating adversity by organizing a physical edition in the midst of the epidemic last year, Cannes chief Thierry Fremax’s Lumiere celebrations began in Lyon with much fanfare and with Paolo Sorrentino, Maggie Gilenhall, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, Golino, Joachim Trier, Rossi de Palma, Melania Laurent and Eduard Bear.
Originating in the birthplace of Cinematograph and its maker Lumiere’s brothers, the festival is dedicating its 13th edition to its longtime president, Bertrand Tevenier, who recently died.
During his inaugural address, Volume Framax usually had to take a moment to regain his comfort as he paid emotional tribute to his friend and close colleague, with whom he had worked side by side for nearly four decades at the Lumiere Institute.
“Bertrand has left us with a heritage that is so big and so huge, and your presence tonight proves that the adventure will continue,” Framax said before the 5,000-person crowd at Tony Garnier’s concert hall.
“It has always been a festival spirit,” said Tavernier, referring to Lumiere’s desire to bring together ambitious audiences to the festival and enjoy the combined experience of filmmaking.
Netflix had MIA in the ear again due to the festival rules for opening the title of the competition in the French theater, the streamer is effective at the festival of Lumia. Netflix is running four films there, including Campion’s “The Power of the Dog”, Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God” and Gilenhall’s “The Lost Daughter” which premiered in Venice.
The presence of Sarandos, who traveled to Lyon specifically for the opening, indicates the friendly relationship between Framex and Netflix and the possible return of the ear streamer.
Staying in Lyon for just 2 hours, Sarandos took the time to visit his Cinnafabric Film School, which offers a free three-year program for students from a variety of backgrounds.
Special tribute was also paid to Jean-Paul Belmondo, who attended the festival several times, including in 2013 when Lumia winner Quentin Tarantino paid homage to the novel Vag Icon with the words: “Even the name Belmondo is not just a name for a movie star, just a man It’s not a name, it’s an action that represents vitality, charisma, willpower. It represents extreme coolness. “
Actress Erin Jacob, the new president of the festival and the Institute Lumiere Tavernier, took the stage and praised the audience in a presentation of “La Chanson d’Helin” with French actor and director Allen Chabat, a famous song by French composer Philippe Sard (which he composed in 1970) Wrote for “The Things of Life”), who is being honored at the Lumiere this year.
Among the guests was French actor and director Edward Bayer, who starred in his upcoming film “Audi Paris!” Will present. Along with the lead actors, Benoit Poyleward of Belgium and Francois Damiens, who wowed the audience by trying to control the angry line-up of celebrities at the end of the show, read the opening opening sentence together.
The show is believed to have been lost for a long time after the screening of a 4K digital version of Edward Sedgwick’s 1922 silent silent movie “The Cameraman” starring Buster Keaton and Marcelin Day, and was recovered by Critica de Bolgana and Warner Bros. French composer Vincent Delram was with the film on the piano – a perfect way to open it, which is recognized as one of the world’s major heritage festivals.
Speaking at the opening dinner after the screening, British film critic Peter Bradshaw described Lumiere as “Sangri-la” with local delicacies on the menu of oysters, frog legs and the city’s menu known as the gastronomic capital of France: “It’s an amazing treat You get to watch movies and eat great food. It’s not like Cannes, Venice or Sundance: Leon offers something different. When asked what it is, he exclaims: We’ve seen it with Jane Campion this year.
While its growing influence in the film industry is undeniable, Lumiere’s motto is “First and foremost for his festival” Dal Festival Toussaint “একটিa festival for all ভর্তি a screening of movie theaters already sold on the first day.
The Lumia Film Festival runs until October 17th.