Les Enfants de Lumière

A delicious sprint leading us through about 300 sensitively chosen and juxtaposed clips from 100 years of French cinema, from the Lumières' Workers Leaving the Factory to the latest version of Les Misérables starring an aged Belmondo. Loosely structured around various topics (history, fantasy, crime, war, love, travel, food) and featuring a mercifully unwordy narration from Jacques Perrin, it's a joyous, uplifting tribute to a national industry whose major achievements are countless - impossible, indeed, to imagine a British equivalent.

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Director: André Asseo, Pierre Billard, Pierre Phillippe, Alain Corneau, Claude Miller, Claude Sautet