cinema > Film cycles

  • Michel Simon (06.03 > 30.05)

    Born the same year as cinema, Michel Simon was, for half a century, one of its most iconic faces. The talent and powerful personality of the Swiss legend marked a golden age of French and French-language cinema, particularly under the direction of René Clair, Jean Renoir, Jean Vigo and Julien Duvivier.

  • Akira Kurosawa (part 3) (07.03 > 26.05)

    Lyrical, violent, humanist, but always a filmmaker of the highest calling, Akira Kurosawa never made a minor film. The interest awakened by our previous programmes dedicated to the Japanese director has motivated us to continue with our exploration – from the beginning of our 16|17 season – of one of the most important bodies of work of the twentieth century. From the powerful drama of Red Beard to the colourful flamboyance of Dodes’ka-den, taking in the dream fables and emotional gravity of his other films from different eras and styles.

  • Pascal Thomas (24.04 > 31.05)

    Pascal Thomas’ comedies elicit smiles as they coyly play with autobiographical elements. Visibly inspired by the little things in life that he has witnessed or experienced, the director’s signature is a naturalistic sensibility as he explores the lives of people who look on the bright side of life. Provincial France is the setting for his idiosyncratic vision. After a break of eight years, which he dedicated to travel and readings, his more recent films include charming adaptations of Agatha Christie. His is the work of a maverick, catering to public taste yet personal and offbeat. Come and learn about his approach to his art in his master class.