Treasures & curiosities

The label is also awarded to films in the section Treasures and Curiosities, which reminds us of the importance of immersing ourselves in often little-known and yet indispensable movies. It highlights the consistent and active work of film libraries and archives from around the world to restore and bring to life classic cinema. 

Ariane, jeune fille russe/Ariane, Russian Maid by Paul Czinner (Ariane, 1931, 1h26)
In the hopes of seducing a man, Ariane creates a character of a free-spirited, flighty girl... This huge, deliciously feminist hit will be shown in its German version (a French version of the film would also be shot, with Gaby Morlay).
UGC Confluence Tue 12 4:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Wed 13 11:15am

Better and Better/Jin shang tian hua by Fangqian Chen and Tian Xie (Jin shang tian hua, 1962, 1h15)
In China, at a station in the countryside, a man and a woman team up for a common project. Although they are attracted to each other, they do not dare confess their feelings... A very rare film in a magnificent black and white restoration.
Villa Lumière Mon 11 4pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat 16 2:30pm

Faces of Women by Désiré Écaré (Visages de femmes, 1985, 1h30)
In the Ivory Coast, the trajectories of three women are juxtaposed, linked by traditional songs and dances... A film full of sincerity that depicts the quest for freedom and independence of these African women.
Pathé Bellecour Tue 12 5pm | Villa Lumière Wed 13 11:15am

Variety by Bette Gordon (1983, 1h40)
Christine works as a cashier at a New York porn theatre. Little by little, she becomes fascinated by the movies and the customers... The first film by the director, a symbol of American independent, avant-garde cinema.
Lumière Terreaux Tue 12 9:15pm | Lumière Institute Wed 13 7:15pm | Cinéma Opéra Thu 14 7pm

Sicily! by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub (Sicilia!, 1999, 1h06)
Film screened as a double feature with Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? by Pedro Costa
A Sicilian, who has been living in the United States for fifteen years, returns to his hometown to visit his mother. She reveals certain things to him... A radical and refined fable.
followed by Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? by Pedro Costa (Où gît votre sourire enfoui ? 2003, 1h44)
Following Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet on the editing of Sicily ! the director Pedro Costa creates a portrait of the two filmmakers, who reveal a vision of their cinema and their relationship.
Pathé Bellecour Fri 15 5:30pm | Lumière Terreaux Sat 16 10:30am

HUNGARY (Hungarian Film Archiv)
The Confrontation by Miklós Jancsó (Fényes szelek, 1969, 1h21)
1947. In newly socialist Hungary, students from a working class junior high school arrive at a Catholic middle school to convince the pupils to join their movement... A work brimming with the energy of committed youth.
Lumière Institute Mon 11 11:30am | Pathé Bellecour Thu 14 4:30pm

Passenger by Andrzej Munk and Witold Lesiewicz (Pasażerka, 1963, 1h)
During a trip, Liza recognizes an Auschwitz deportee she believed to be dead. She must then confess a terrible secret to her husband who thinks she is a survivor of the camps... A powerful film, adapted from an autobiographical play.
Lumière Terreaux Tue 12 5pm | Pathé Bellecour Wed 13 4:45pm

CZECH REPUBLIC (Národní filmový archiv)
A Report on the Party and Guests by Jan Němec (O slavnosti a hostech, 1966, 1h11)
Un pique-nique en forêt est perturbé par l’irruption d’un groupe d’inconnus… Manifeste contre l’oppression, fable aux allures kafkaïennes, un sublime film de la Nouvelle Vague tchèque.
Lumière Terreaux Tue 12 5pm | Pathé Bellecour Wed 13 4:45pm

Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator by Dušan Makavejev  (Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T., 1967, 1h09)
After returning from a trip, a man attacks his wife, who is cheating on him. At the same time, the police are investigating the drowning of a young victim... A confusing film, between fiction and the discourse of authentic experts in criminology.
Pathé Bellecour Mon 11 8:45 pm | Villa Lumière Fri 15 2:30pm

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