Lumière and Company

Lumière and Company (1995)

"Fourty intriguing films from the world's leading directors"
TMDb Score
Not Yet Rated 1 hr 28 minJan 1st, 1995Comedy, Documentary, Action, Drama

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no synchronized sound was permitted, and (3) no more than three takes. The results run the gamut from Zhang Yimou's convention-thwarting joke to David Lynch's bizarre miniature epic.