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Lumière and Company - Andrei Konchalovsky; Claude Lelouch; Claude Miller; Costa-Gavras; David Lynch; Gabriel Axel; Ismail Merchant; Jacques Rivette; James Ivory; John Boorman; Kiju Yoshida; Liv Ullmann; Patrice Leconte; Peter Greenaway; Sarah Moon; Spike Lee; Theo Angelopoulos; Wim Wenders
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Lumière brothers' first films, filmmakers Sarah Moon and Philippe Poulet challenged 39 renowned international directors to each complete a 52-second film using the original Cinematographe camera under the conditions endured by the brothers. The result of the project was this film, Lumière et Compagnie. The film stock used was homemade from a slightly altered version of the Lumières' recipe. No synchronized sound was allowed and only natural lighting was permitted. The ...