Epic screenings

Sagas, action and adventure films, epic blockbusters, Cinemascope: this is the place for fans of huge production films on the big screen, from Bollywood to Out of Africa, from Kurosawa to the vastness of American landscapes, great classics of popular cinema are legendary pictures meant to be (re)experienced in the movie theatre!

­Saladin/Saladin the Victorious by Youssef Chahine (Al Nasser Salah Ad-Din, 1963, 3h06)
Saladin, Sultan of Egypt, has just defeated the Crusaders in Alexandria. He must fight a third crusade and prepare for the battle to defend Jerusalem... An epic film about the character of Saladin, one of the most mythical figures in Arab culture.
Pathé Bellecour Mon 11 7:45pm | Comœdia Fri 15 8pm | UGC Confluence Sun 17 5pm

They Call Me Trinity by Enzo Barboni (Lo chiamavano Trinità…, 1970, 1h55)
Trinity (Terence Hill) arrives in a small western town. He is surprised to find his brother Bambino (Bud Spencer), whom he thought was in prison... A zany, parodic Western.
Cinéma Opéra Wed 13 5pm | Pierre-Bénite Thu 14 8pm | Lumière Institute Sat 16 4:15pm | Pathé Bellecour Sun 17 3pm

Jeremiah Johnson by Sydney Pollack (1972, 1h48)
19th century. Weary of the world, Jeremiah Johnson (Robert Redford), a former soldier, decides to leave everything behind and live alone in the Rockies... A true fable about civilization, in the captivating landscapes of Utah.
UGC Confluence Sun 10 2pm | Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon Tue 12 8pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu 14 8pm | Comœdia Fri 15 2:15pm | CinéDuchère Sat 16 8:30pm | Lumière Institute Sun 17 7:30pm

La Balance by Bob Swaim (1982, 1h40)
A police informer is murdered in the street. Inspector Palouzi (Richard Berry) must find a new snitch to infiltrate the underworld... A remarkably masterful thriller that won three César awards.
UGC Confluence Sun 10 2:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Wed 13 8pm | UGC Cité Internationale Thu 14 8:30pm | Lumière Institute Sun 17 2:30pm

Out of Africa by Sydney Pollack (1985, 2h41)
Kenya, 1914. Karen (Meryl Streep), a young Danish woman abandoned by her husband, falls under the spell of Denys (Robert Redford), a hunter fiercely in love with freedom... Michel Boujut: "Heartfelt, a hymn to beauty and innocence, exoticism, metaphysics- ‘Out of Africa’ combines and embraces all the elements of cinematographic material, resulting in a film that epitomises all films."
Pathé Bellecour Sun 10 3pm | UGC Astoria Tue 12 7pm | Décines Thu 14 8pm | UGC Cité Internationale Sat 16 8:30pm | UGC Confluence Sun 17 2:15pm

Casualties of War (director’s cut) by Brian De Palma (1989, 1h59, int-12ans)
Vietnam.  Private Eriksson (Michael J. Fox) sees his life saved by Major Meserve (Sean Penn). On a new assignment, he witnesses the abuses of his superior... Although it is disturbing due to its barbarity, the film is a striking statement on the atrocities of the war in Vietnam.
Pathé Bellecour Sun 10 9:30pm | Vaulx-en-Velin Mon 11 8pm | Comœdia Tue 12 7:15pm | Lumière Institute Fri 15 9:15pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat 16 8pm

Unforgiven by Clint Eastwood (1992, 2h11)
Followed by the ‘Unforgiven’ episode from the documentary, Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy by Gary Leva (18min)
In 1880 Kansas, William Munny, a repentant killer turned peaceful farmer, raises his children as a single father. One day, he receives a visit from the Schofield Kid, who proposes that they team up... A magnificent western about justice with a stellar cast: Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Richard Harris, Clint Eastwood.
Pathé Vaise Sun 10 3pm | Pathé Bellecour Tue 12 4:30pm | UGC Confluence Wed 13 6:45pm | SaintPriest Thu 14 8pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri 15 8pm | UGC Cité Internationale Sun 17 2:30pm

Devdas by Sanjay Leela Bhansali (2002, 3h04)
Paro (Aishwarya Rai) and Devdas (Shahrukh Khan) have loved each other since childhood, but Devdas is sent to London. When they meet again, their love will encounter many obstacles... The first Bollywood film to be part of the Official Selection at Cannes, an Indian Romeo and Juliet with dazzling staging.
Lumière Institute Sun 10 8pm | Pathé Bellecour Tue 12 8pm | Lumière Bellecour Thu 14 8:30pm | Villa Lumière Sat 16 2:15pm

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