Tue 24 - Sat 28 May

By the French Riviera: Iconic Short Films

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Women Shaping The World, #ExploreFrance – Côte d’Azur

50 mins

Silent & in French with EN subtitles

FRA |1930 & 1958 | dir.s Jean Vigo & Agnès Varda

Embark on a brief escape to the sea with this programme of rare short films featuring Agnès Varda’s 1958 gem Du Côté de la Côte and Jean Vigo’s silent debut À Propos de Nice.

Tue 24 May 6.40pm
Sat 28 May 4.45pm

The screening on 24 May will be introduced by Dr Ros Murray (King’s College London)


FRA | 1930 | 23 mins| dir. Jean Vigo | silent

Jean Vigo’s debut film – made when he was just twenty-five – is a silent cinematic poem that reveals the economic reality hidden behind the facade of the Mediterranean resort town of Nice, through a thrilling and ironic use of montage. The first of Vigo’s collaborations with cinematographer Boris Kaufman (Dziga Vertov’s brother and a future Oscar winner), À propos de Nice is both a scathing and invigorating look at 1930 French culture.
Along the Coast
FRA | 1958 | 27 mins | dir. Agnès Varda | in French with EN subtitles

As if you needed any more reasons to visit the beautiful south of France, Agnès Varda celebrates the splendor of this area in a short documentary funded by the French Tourism Office. In this beautifully restored little film, Varda highlights the importance of tourism to the region with a mixture of songs, history and shots of sunbathers soaking in rays and the attractions that will occupy visitors of all ages.

women shaping the world


25 and Under, cinema for £5

Get cheap film tickets with the 25 and Under Scheme at Ciné Lumière


Tue 24 May
Ciné Lumière II
Sat 28 May
Ciné Lumière II