Ida Lupino, a director ahead of her time on giant OCS


CRITICAL – The Kuperberg sisters dedicate a magnificent portrait to this pioneer of the golden age of Hollywood cinema. Not to be missed this Saturday, October 23 on giant OCS at 10:15 p.m.

After The spies that came from Hollywood Where Los Angeles, city of film noir, Clara and Julia Kuperberg, two sisters passionate about the golden age of cinema, sign a new gem. Screened by Thierry Frémaux at the Lumière Festival in Lyon, this documentary tells the story of Ida Lupino, born in London in 1918 and who died in Los Angeles in 1995 at the age of 77. In the 1940s and 1950s, she was the only woman directing and producing films in Hollywood. “She is remembered as an iconic actress of post-war noir films, however, she is the most prolific director in cinema, even today., explain the Kuperberg sisters. Although Martin Scorsese often cites her as a reference, Ida Lupino has been forgotten like Alice Guy and Mary Pickford, other pioneers of the seventh art.

The “tough guy” of the Warner

In the archives, we discover how at her beginnings, this daughter of a dynasty of Italian comedians, was cataloged by Paramount as a specialist in the roles of prostitutes.

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