Hot on the heels of the British Brittany Film Festival in Dinard comes the better known Lyon Film Festival, running from October 15th to 21st. And there's a good British element in this one as well. Ken Loach is honored here with films from Cathy Come Home (1969) through My Name is Joe (1998) to the latest Route Irish (2010).
There are some other wonderful blasts from the past: Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves (1948); Max Ophuls' films going back to 1936, and a memory of Dean Martin with Rio Bravo of Howard Hawks (1959) among many others. Then there are homages, with the honored present at the showing of their old films, to Jacqueline Bisset, Max von Sydow, Lalo Schifrin, Agnes Varda, Andrei Konchalovsky and Tim Roth.
And as if that wasn't enough, you can see Jaws, Tess, Once upon a Time in America and Heaven's Gate. There are various events and the resurrection of old films like Les Miserables of Raymond Bernard (1934) and a whole lot more. This is a real feast for film lovers in the city where the Lumiere brothers made the first films.
It starts with the classic silent film evening on October 17th when Lulu will be shown, accompanied by musicians from the National Orchestra of Lyon playing a specially commissioned score. The 1929 German film of Georg Wilhelm Pabst turned Louise Brooks into an international star.