Category: documentary
Director: Thierry Frémaux
Country: France
Year: 2016
Length: 90'
Production Status: completed


In 1895, Louis and Auguste Lumière invented the Cinématographe and shot some of the very first films of the history of moving pictures: ''Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory'', ''The Tables Turned on the Gardener''... With their discovery of mise en scène, tracking shots and even special effects and remakes, they also invented the art of cinema itself! From among more than 1,500 of their films, Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival and the Institut Lumière, has selected 114 - universally celebrated masterpieces or previously unknown golden discoveries, restored in 4K and assembled to celebrate the legacy of the Lumières. A journey into the universe of the founders of cinema, narrated by Frémaux with passion and humour, LUMIERE! delivers unforgettable images: a unique view of France and the world at the dawn of the modern era; truly essential films that illuminate the world of contemporary cinema.

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