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Charlotte Rampling
Throughout her impressive,  almost fifty-yearlong career, she has worked in films directed by Luchino Visconti, Sidney Lumet, Woody Allen or John Boorman and the next generation of directors – that of François Ozon, Laurent Cantet, Michel Blanc and Lars von Trier, gave her roles worthy of her stature. Charlotte Rampling is one of those cult actresses whose talent seems to knows no bounds. She will present a preview of the The Look, Angelina Maccarone’s fine tribute film to her. The Look (Angelina Maccarone, 2011),

Pathé Bellecour, Tuesday 4th October at 3 p.m.



Fanny Ardant

She was François Truffaut’s icon and also worked with Claude Lelouch, Alain Resnais, Ettore Scola, Sydney Pollack and François Ozon. When she starred for the second time with Gérard Depardieu in La Femme d’à côté, one of the most legendary couples in the history of cinema was born. Fanny Ardant will present the 2011 Lumière Prize to Gérard Depardieu.

Congress Centre Amphitheatre, Saturday 8th October at 8 p.m.




Micheline Presle
Micheline Presle has worked with Pabst, Guitry, Gance and Gémillon, but also with Chabrol, Rivette, Demy and Resnais. She has also worked in films abroad with Fritz Lang, Samuel Fuller and Joseph Losey. More recently she worked for her daughter, Tonie Marshall and for Jean-Pierre Améris (she is one of his favourite actresses). Her career alone is a panorama of filmmaking and its history. She will present the unforgettable Falbalas (Jacques Becker, 1945), whose title role she played.

Lumière Institute, Tuesday 4th October, at 4.45 p.m.


Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears worked as assistant to Karel Reisz before moving on to directing with Gumshoe in 1970 and worldwide success in My Beautiful Laundrette, followed by Prick Up Your Ears. We owe films as varied as Dangerous Liaisons, Grifters, The Van, High Fidelity or The Queen to him. 

He is currently working on the adaptation for film of Beth Raymer’s gambling memoir, Lay the Favourite.

He will be present to express his admiration for Casque d'Or (Jacques Becker, 1952), and has a long-cherished dream of doing a remake.

Pathé Bellecour, Tuesday 4th October at 2.30 p.m.

Fatih Akin
Fatih Akin, a director at the forefront of the renewal of German cinema, has directed several films that explore themes rarely touched on, including Head-On (Awarded a Golden Bear in Berlin) and On the Other Side (Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival). His approach to filmmaking is subtle, humanistic and generous, portraying the problems of exile, double loyalty and place of birth. He will present La Loi de la frontière (Hudutlarin Kanunu, Lüfti Akad, 1966), an unjustly forgotten classic of Turkish cinema, magnificently restored by the World Cinema Foundation and the Bologna Film Library.

Lumière Institute on Tuesday 4th October at 7.30 p.m. and Cinema Comoedia on Wednesay 5th October at 11 a.m.


Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne

The Dardenne brothers’ eight feature-length films and two Palmes d’Or have made their mark on modern-day cinema, bringing new life and new aesthetics to realist films.  Both of them are directors, producers and passionately in love with cinema. They will present Loulou by Maurice Pialat, one of their great predecessors in the area of realism. Loulou (Maurice Pialat, 1980).

Cinéma Comœdia, Tuesday 4th October at 2 p.m.
  Régis Wargnier

Régis Warnier is a unique figure in French filmmaking, director of Indochine or Pars vite et reviens tard and constantly producing works characterised by his passion for History. He will present two historical epics on key periods - the first century of our era, with Ben Hur, (William Wyler, 1959) and the French Revolution,  with Danton (Andrzej Wajda, 1982).

Danton, Pathé Bellecour, Tuesday 4th October at 10.30 a.m. 


Ben-Hur, UGC Ciné Cité, Wednesday 5th October at 8 p.m.


Anouk Aimée

Fellini’s Maddalena, Jacques Demy’s Lola or Claude Lelouch’s Anne in A Man and a Woman – Anouk Aimée has made her own mark on characters that have now become legendary. Her interpretation of Jeanne Hébuterne, Modigliani’s partner, is a less well known but fine example of her work. The mix of gentleness and determination that she achieves gives her character, caught between being madly in love and tragedy, completely remarkable strength. She will come to speak about this role before the screening of Jacques Becker’s 1958 film, Montparnasse 19 (Jacques Becker,1958).

Lumière Institute, Wednesday 5th October at 4.45 p.m.


Jerry Schatzberg
The photographer Jerry Schatzberg, whose work we had the opportunity to admire during the 2009 Lumière Festival, is also one of the great directors of American cinema. Before The Panic in Needle Park and Scarecrow (winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival), he directed his first film, which is rarely screened nowadays, Portrait d’une enfant déchue (Puzzle of a Downfall Child, 1970), which he will present at the Festival.

Pathé Bellecour, Tuesday 4th October at 8.30 p.m.

Cinema Comoedia, Wednesday 5th October at 7.15 p.m.

UGC Ciné Cité, Thursday 6th October at 8.30 p.m.

Ciné Toboggan / Décines, Friday 7th October at 8.30 p.m.


Helmut Berger
Helmut Berger, Luchino Visconti’s iconic actor, lights up The Damned, Twilight of the Gods, King Ludwig 1 and Conversation Piece. Following last year’s tribute to Visconti, he will return to the Festival to present  Le Jardin des Finzi-Contini (Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini, 1970), a masterpiece from another Italian filmmaking giant, Vittorio De Sica. 

Cinema Comoedia, Tuesday 4th October at 4.45 p.m.

Cinéma Jeanne Mourguet / Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Wednesday 5th  October at 8 p.m.

Lumière Institute, Thursday 6th October at 5 p.m.


Andrzej Zulawski
Andrej Zulawski, the Polish writer-filmmaker and director of Possession and Fidelity, came to present Fellini Roma at the 2010 Lumière Festival. He returns this year to present a film with Romy Schneider that he directed in 1975 – a great love story that has become a classic : L’Important c’est d’aimer (The Important thing is to love).

Cinema Comoedia, Tuesday 4th October at 7.15 p.m.

Pathé Bellecour, Wednesday 5th October at 2.45 p.m.



Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Jean-Paul Rappeneau, rare director of seven feature-length films, from La vie de château to Bon Voyage, will take a look back at two of his films: Le Sauvage, a vibrant comedy considered a classic today, and the immense popular success Cyrano de Bergerac, which he will present with its main actor, Gérard Depardieu, in the Tony Garnier Hall.

Le Sauvage (1975)
UGC Astoria, Tuesday 4th October at 8.30 p.m.

Lumière Institute, Friday 7th October at 5 p.m.

Cinema Comoedia, Saturday 8th October at 1.30 p.m. 

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Tony Garnier Hall, Sunday 9th October at 3 p.m.


Nicolas Saada
Nicolas Saada, a Les Cahiers du Cinéma critic specializing in American cinema, a subject to which he has devoted several books, turned to directing with Spy(ies). He is currently working on a second feature-length film, The Soldier. He will come to Lumière 2011 to present two masterpieces of American cinema: Samuel Fuller’s Park Row (1952).
CNP Terreaux, Tuesday 4th October at 4.45 p.m.


L’Ennemi public de William A. Wellman (The Public Enemy, 1931)
Cinema Les Alizés, Tuesday 4th October at 8.30 p.m.


Izabela Kiszka
Izabela Kiszka of the Polish Film Institute, Poland’s Film Library, will bring us the restored copy of Jowita. She will present Janusz Morgenstern’s Jowita (1967). The Polish filmmaker died at the beginning of September.
Pathé Bellecour, Tuesday 4th October at 2.45 p.m.


Laurent Delmas
As well as being a journalist, film critic, co-producer and presenter of France Inter’s weekly film magazine On aura tout vu, Laurent Delmas is also the author of a number of leading books on cinema. He will come to present François Truffaut's Le Dernier métro  and communicate his passion for this film.
Espace Culturel Eole / Craponne, Tuesday 4th October at 8.30


Nelly Kaplan
Nelly Kaplan is Abel Gance’s biographer and a friend of André Breton. Her masterful direction of her first feature-length film was a thunderbolt for the French filmmaking industry at the time. La Fiancée du pirate, with its subversive undercurrent and devastating humour, quickly became a classic. Nelly Kaplan will present her film during the Festival.


La Fiancée du pirate (Nelly Kaplan, 1969)
Ciné-Aqueduc (Dardilly), Tuesday 4th October at 8.30, 

Cinéma Comoedia, Wednesday 5th October at 4.45 p.m.


Philippe Garnier
A faithful visitor to the Lumiere Festival, writer, journalist and critic Philippe Garnier is the author of Bon Pied, Bon oil, (Lumière Institute/Actes Sud), a book of interviews with filmmaker Andre De Toth  He will come to present the first Western directed by the Hungarian born filmmaker, Femme de feu (Ramrod, 1947), for which he has written a book to accompany the film’s release as a DVD by Wildside.
Lumière Institute, Wednesday 5th October at 7.30 p.m.
Pathé Bellecour, Thursday 6th October at 11.00 a.m.


He will also present :  

L’Étrange incident de William A. Wellman (The Ox-Bow Incident, 1943)
CNP TerreauxTuesday 4th October at 10.00 p.m.
Institut LumièreSaturday 8th October at 10.00 p.m

Une étoile est née de William A. Wellman (A Star is Born, 1937)
Institut Lumière, Saturday 8th October at 7.15 p.m.

La Ville abandonnée de William A. Wellman (Yellow Sky, 1948)
Institut Lumière, Sunday 9th October at 2.30 p.m.


Nicolas Seydoux et Sidonie Dumas
We owe the restoration of numerous films presented at Lumière 2011: La Guerre des boutons, Le Sucre, Danton, and three Jacques Becker films, to Gaumont. Nicolas Seydoux, Gaumont Chairman, and Sidonie Dumas, CEO, will come to present the restoration of one of them, Antoine et Antoinette (Jacques Becker, 1947).
Lumière Institute, Thursday 6th October at 7.30 p.m.


Béatrice de Pastre
No Man’s Land, the great pacifist Victor Trivas film shot in 1931, had disappeared from the public eye for years. We owe its resurrection to the French National Film Archives. Béatrice de Pastre, director of the French Film Archive collections, will come to present this film and describe its restoration.  
No Man’s Land directed by Victor Trivas (1931)
Pathé Bellecour, Thursday 6th October at 2 p.m.


Alex Stapleton et Roger Corman
Roger Corman, who directed more than fifty films and produced almost four hundred others, occupies a unique place in filmmaking history. He gave a great many directors their first opportunity to go behind the camera:  Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron and, to continue the list, Monte Hellman. He will be present at Lumière 2011, alongside Alex Stapleton, to present a preview of the latter’s film about him.
Corman’s World (Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, 2011)
Lumière Institute, Friday 7th October at 7.30 p.m.


Jérôme Seydoux et Sophie Seydoux
It is to Jérôme Seydoux, Pathé Co-Chairman and Sophie Seydoux, Chair of the Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation, that we owe the magnificent restoration of Enfants du paradis, the monument of French filmmaking that they will come to present.
Les Enfants du paradis directed by Marcel Carné (1945)
Pathé Bellecour, Friday 7th October at 6.15 p.m.


Gérard Zingg
Gérard Zingg, First Assistant to the Director for Bertrand Blier’s Les Valseuses, directed his first film thanks to Gérard Depardieu, who gave him his support. He will come to present  La Nuit tous les chats sont gris (1977), a film that has been out of the public eye for years, but whose excellent reputation has preceded it.

Pathé Bellecour, Friday 7th October at 10.15 p.m.

Cine Meyzieu, Saturday 8th October at 3 p.m.


Eric Le Roy
No Man’s Land, the great pacifist Victor Trivas film shot in 1931, had been out of the public eye for years. We owe its resurrection to the French National Film Archives. Eric Le Roy, Head of the Department responsible for access, upgrading and enrichment of the French National Film Archives and Chairman of the FIAF (International Film Archive Federation), a body that groups together film conservation institutions, will come to the Festival to present  No Man’s Land (Victor Trivas, 1931) and describe its restoration.
Lumière Institute, Saturday 8th October at 5 p.m.


Jacques Rouffio
After L’Horizon and Sept morts sur ordonnance, Jacques Rouffio directed Le Sucre, a film on financial speculation still relevant today. This film’s actors were of supreme quality and it also marked the beginning of a close relationship between Gérard Depardieu and Jean Carmet. Jacques Rouffio will come to present  Le Sucre (1970), an “already classical” film restored by Gaumont.

Cinema les Alizés, Saturday 8th October at 4 p.m.

UGC Ciné Cité, Sunday 9th October at 4.30 p.m.


Alberto Barbera
This year the Festival will pay tribute to the Turin Cinema Museum, one of the finest places in the world dedicated to filmmaking and its history. The journalist and film critic Alberto Barbera, its director, will come to present three restored Italian films chosen from the films in the Museum’s collections.

L’Assassin (L’assassino, Elio Petri, 1961)
Pathé Bellecour, Tuesday 4th October at 8.15 p.m.
Cinema Comoedia, Friday 7th October at 10.45 a.m.

Le Feu (Il fuoco, Giovanni Pastrone, 1916)
Lumière Institute, Wednesday 5th October at 12.15 p.m.

I giorni contati (Elio Petri, 1962)
Lumière Institute, Thursday 6th October at 2.30 p.m.


Kevin Brownlow
Director and producer Kevin Brownlow is a lover of silent films. He is the author of The Parade’s Gone By, a great book of interviews with silent film stars, and a great deal of documentaries on filmmaking. He is also the founder of Photoplay, a company to which we owe the restoration of a great many films, including  Les Quatre cavaliers de l’Apocalypse (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Rex Ingram, 1921), which Kevin Brownlow will present at Lumière 2011.
Lumière Institute, Wednesday 5th October at 7.30 p.m.


Serge Toubiana
Serge Toubiana, former editor of Les Cahiers du Cinema, has been director of the French Film Library since 2003. He has penned books and films and French and American cinema. He will come to present two films to whose restoration the French Film Library has contributed.

Lumière d’été (Jean Grémillon, 1943)
Pathé Bellecour, Tuesday 4th October at 5 p.m.


Le Sauvage de Jean-Paul Rappeneau (1975)
UGC Astoria, Tuesday 4th October at 8.30 p.m.


Gustave Kervern et Benoît Delépine
With their four co-written, co-directed films Aaltra, Avida, Louise-Michel and Mammuth, Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine’s works have carved out for themselves a unique place in the landscape of French filmmaking. After Les Valseuses last year, they are returning to Lumière 2011 to presente  Sous le soleil de Satan (Maurice Pialat, 1987)
Pathé Bellecour, Saturday 8th October at 4 p.m.


Tonie Marshall

Tonie Marshall, Micheline Presle’s daughter, has directed a dozen feature-length films, including Vénus Beauté, France Boutique and Passe-passe. She is currently working on a remake of Julien Duvivier’s Voici le temps des assassins and Noces de crystal with Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu, co-starring again for the first time since Loulou in 1980.


Tonie Marshall will accompany Micheline Presle at her presentation of Jacques Becker’s Falbalas. 

Lumière Institute, Tuesday 4th October at 4.45 p.m.

She will present William A. Wellman’s Convoi de femmes (Westward the Women, 1951).

CNP Terreaux, Friday 7th October at 2 p.m.


Louis Becker, grandson of Jacques Becker
Louis Becker, the son of Jean Becker and grandson of Jacques Becker, began his career in cinema as assistant director to filmmakers Luis Buñuel, Gérard Oury and Costa-Gavras. He later turned to production, including that of his father’s films. This year he directed his first film, Les Papas du dimanche, to be released in January 2012. 


Louis Becker will present Jacques Becker’s Rendez-vous de juillet (1949).

Cinéma Comœdia, Tuesday 4th October at 10.45 a.m.

And he will accompany Micheline Presle and Tonie Marshall for the presentation of Jacques Becker’s Falbalas (1945).

Lumière Institute, Tuesday 4th October, at 4.45 p.m.


Carole Laure
The French Canadian singer, director and actress, Carole Laure, was revealed to the French public in 1977 by Alain Corneau in La Menace. In Bertrand Blier’s Préparez vos mouchoirs the following year she played the magnificent character of Solange, alongside Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere. She will visit Lumière 2011 to present the film. 


Carole Laure will present Bertrand Blier’s Préparez vos mouchoirs (1978). 
Pathé Bellecour, Tuesday 4th October at 10.30 a.m.


Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Stage and film director and actor Jean-Pierre Daroussin’s outstanding work reaches equal heights in both comedy and dramatic roles. Many directors, from Robert Guédiguian to Jean-Marie Poiré or the Jaoui-Bacri duo to Aki Kaurismaki, have all had the opportunity to appreciate working with such a talented personality. He will present Goupi Mains Rouges, by Jacques Becker, father of filmmaker Jean Becker, whose direction he has worked under. 

Jean-Pierre Darroussin will present Goupi Mains Rouges directed by Jacques Becker (1943).
Le Zola / Villeurbanne, Friday 7th October at 8.30 p.m.



Hippolyte Girardot

Hippolyte Girardot’s career spanned forty years of French filmmaking, from Alain Corneau to Arnaud Desplechin and Patrice Leconte to Alain Resnais. He went behind the camera to direct Yuki with Nobihuro Suwa. This cinema-lover will present Maurice Pialat’s Loulou. Loulou 


Hippolyte Girardot will present Maurice Pialat’s Loulou (1980). 
Le Scénario / Saint-Priest, Saturday 8th October at 4.45 p.m.


Marina Vlady
Marina Vlady, writer, singer and stage actress, has also done a great deal of work in films. She won the award for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Marco Ferreri’s Le Lit Conjugal and worked for directors such as André Cayatte, Jacques Rouffio or Jean-Luc Godard. She will present Jacques Becker’s masterpiece, Casque d’Or.


Marine Vlady will present Jacques Becker’s Casque d'Or (1952).
Pathé Bellecour, Sunday 9th October at 4.30 p.m.



Vincent Elbaz
Cédric Klapisch revealed Vincent Elbaz to the world in Le Péril jeune. As an actor the latter has played an impressive variety of parts, in all genres, from comedy to detective films, including drama and musicals. He will present a classic French film noir directed by Alain Corneau.

Alain Corneau’s Le Choix des armes (1981, 2h15).
Cinéma Gérard-Philipe / Vénissieux, Friday 7th October at 8.30 p.m.


Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda was a New Wave figure, appearing in films ranging from Pointe courte to Plages d’Agnès, including Cléo de 5 à 7 and Sans toit ni loi, and brilliant in both documentaries and fiction. She also describes herself as a “young plastic artist” and one of her installations was revealed in the 2009 Contemporary Art Biennial in Lyon. Agnès Varda will present one of her favourite films :

Michel Carné’s Les Enfants du paradis (1945, 3h10).
Pathé Bellecour, Wednesday 5th October at 10.30 a.m.

    Christian Carion
Christian Carion, director of Une hirondelle a fait le printemps, Joyeux Noël and L’Affaire Farewell, a spy thriller with Guillaume Canet and Emir Kusturica, is currently working on La Guerre d’eau a film about corruption in the area of water supply. As a lover of cinema, he will attend the Festival in order to share this passion by presenting four films.

Dites-lui que je l’aime directed by Claude Miller (1977)
CNP Terreaux, Tuesday 4th October at 2 p.m.

Frankenstein Junior directed by Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein,1974)
Les Amphis / Vaulx-en-Velin, Tuesday 4th October at 8.30 p.m.

Le Sucre directed by Jacques Rouffio (1978)
Pathé Bellecour, Wednesday 5th October at 5.30 p.m.

Préparez vos mouchoirs directed by Bertrand Blier (1978)
Espace Culturel / Saint-Genis-Laval, Saturday 8th October at 5.30 p.m.

Yves Montmayeur
Journalist, reviewer and director of documentaries on the cinema, Yves Montmayeur, specialist of the Japanese and Asian cinema, will present the whole retrospective " Yakuza ! " during the Lumière 2011 Festival. 

He Will present :

• Combat sans code d'honneur directed by Kinji Fukasaku (Jingi naki tatakai, 1973, 1h39)
Cinéma Comœdia, Tuesday 4th October at 10 p.m.

• Femmes de Yakuzas de Hideo Gosha (Gokudô no onna-tachi, 1986, 1h57)
CNP Terreaux, Wednesday 5th October at 9.30 p.m.

• Fleur pâle de Masahiro Shinoda (Kawaita hana, 1964, 1h32)
Cinéma Comœdia, Thursday 6th October at 3.45 p.m. 

• Guerre des gangs à Okinawa de Kinji Fukasaku (Bakuto gaijin butai, 1971, 1h33)
CNP Terreaux, Thursday 6th October at 9.45 p.m.

• Guerre des gangs à Okinawa de Kinji Fukasaku (Bakuto gaijin butai, 1971, 1h33)
Institut Lumière, Friday 7th October at 10 p.m. 

• Combat sans code d'honneur de Kinji Fukasaku (Jingi naki tatakai, 1973, 1h39)
Cinéma Opéra, Saturday 8th October at 4 p.m.


He will liven up discussions further to the screening of : 

• Guerre des gangs à Okinawa de Kinji Fukasaku
(Bakuto gaijin butai, 1971, 1h33)
Cinéma Comœdia, Wednesday 5th October at 9.45 p.m.

• Police contre syndicat du crime de Kinji Fukasaku
(Kenkei tai soshiki Boryoku, 1975, 1h34)
Cinéma Comœdia, Friday 7th October at 9.30 p.m.


  • Partenaires médias :
  • France Télévision 2011
  • France Inter 2011
  • Variety 2011
  • Le monde 2011
  • Studio Live 2011
  • Petit Bullettin 2011
  • Evene 2011
  • Telerama 2011

  • Partenaires transport :
  • Trans Air France 2011
  • Trans Renault 2011
  • Trans RA 2011
  • Trans RER 2011
  • Trans Sytral 2011