Overview

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.

  1. Sarah Moon

    Director

  2. Gaston Kaboré

    Director

  3. Abbas Kiarostami

    Director

  4. Yoshishige Yoshida

    Director

  5. Jaco Van Dormael

    Director

  6. Vicente Aranda

    Director

  7. Lucian Pintilie

    Director

  8. Gabriel Axel

    Director

  9. Andrei Konchalovsky

    Director

  10. Raymond Depardon

    Director

  11. Patrice Leconte

    Director

  12. Hugh Hudson

    Director

  13. Helma Sanders-Brahms

    Director

  14. Alain Corneau

    Director

  15. Arthur Penn

    Director

  16. Wim Wenders

    Director

  17. Cédric Klapisch

    Director

  18. David Lynch

    Director

  19. Michael Haneke

    Director

  20. Claude Miller

    Director

  21. Costa-Gavras

    Director

  22. Nadine Trintignant

    Director

  23. Idrissa Ouedraogo

    Director

  24. Theo Angelopoulos

    Director

  25. Ismail Merchant

    Director

  26. Lasse Hallström

    Director

  27. Zhang Yimou

    Director

  28. John Boorman

    Director

  29. Fernando Trueba

    Director

  30. Merzak Allouache

    Director

  31. Liv Ullmann

    Director

  32. Claude Lelouch

    Director

  33. Youssef Chahine

    Director

  34. Jacques Rivette

    Director

  35. Bigas Luna

    Director

  36. Spike Lee

    Director

  37. James Ivory

    Director

  38. Jerry Schatzberg

    Director

  39. Régis Wargnier

    Director

  40. Peter Greenaway

    Director

  41. Francis Girod

    Director

  42. Philippe Poulet

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jeffe Alperi

  2. Romane Bohringer

    Romane Bohringer

  3. Bruno Ganz

    Bruno Ganz

  4. Ticky Holgado

    Ticky Holgado

  5. Alan Rickman

    Alan Rickman

    Himself

Full Cast & Crew

Lumière and Company
Lumière and Company

Facts

Original Title Lumière et compagnie

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 1, 1995
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 28m

Budget -

Revenue -

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