Lumiére and Company
Conceptualized by Philippe Poulet
1995 | France/Denmark | 88 minutes | Unrated
Saturday, October 8, 2011, 7pm - 9pm
Forty international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumiére Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895 using a special wooden camera. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) No synchronized sound was permitted, and (3) Only three takes allowed. The results run the gamut: Greenaway's elaborate sequence, Zhang Yimou's convention thwarting joke, Abbas Kiarostami's simple and symbolic narrative, and David Lynch's bizarre miniature epic.