Spotlight on Sydney Pollack at the Lumière festival

The Lyon event offers a retrospective to the director ofOut of Africa. The opportunity to see his films restored and for some found.

Goodbye half-gauge and sad protocol. “A film festival for all!”, this slogan undermined by the pandemic in 2020 finds its full meaning this year at Lumière. The rooms are full and the spectators taste again in large numbers the Lyon feast, even masked.

After a fine tribute to Bertrand Tavernier, president of the Lumière Institute, who died last March, and before celebrating Jane Campion, recipient of the 2021 Lumière Prize, moviegoers stormed the screenings, and not just to discover in advance- first and on the big screen of Netflix films, particularly present during this edition. One can find paradoxical such a good reception given to Netflix in a festival which celebrates the collective experience and the memory of cinema. Or salute the attempt to mix media, audiences and eras.

Heritage films or restored cinema, whatever the label as long as you are intoxicated. Light continues to emerge from the shadow of forgotten filmmakers. It’s the case

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