Festivals & Series
Complementing the BFI season on Jacques Becker (1-16 March), Ciné Lumière will be showing two of his latest films, Les Aventures d’Arsène Lupin and Le Trou, offering the audience a chance to assess the diversity of his repertoire. While Arsène Lupin recounts the exploits of the famous gentleman thief in a Belle Epoque flamboyant Paris, his minimalist film, Le Trou, praised by Jean-Pierre Melville as “the greatest film of all times”, centres on a group of prisoners attempting to escape. Assistant to Jean Renoir in the 1930’s, Becker shared with him the same sense of poetic realism and humanism. Representative of a certain tradition of French cinema, his work also conveyed features announcing the New Wave.