The Era de Claude Sautet (1960-1995)

César and Rosalie, The Things of Life... A rediscovery of realistic and timeless films by a unique director, a sensitive analyst of human relations (friends, or lovers) who has painted an intimate portrait of France over several decades. Copies restored by StudioCanal, Pathé Distribution and SND.
Reissue on October 8th of the book Conversations with Claude Sautet  by Michel Boujut (Actes Sud / Institut Lumière).

Consider All Risks  (1960, 1:50)
A gangster on the run (Lino Ventura) loses his wife during a shootout. A young man (Jean-Paul Belmondo) comes looking for him in his hideout... A film noir and the first solo work by Claude Sautet.
CNP Mon. 2:45pm | Bron Tue. 8:30pm | Cinéma Opéra Wed. 5:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat. 9:45pm

The Dictator’s Game  (L’Arme à gauche, 1965, 1:43)
Cournot (Lino Ventura) is hired to estimate a yacht. The boat and its potential acquirer disappear shortly afterwards, making Cournot a suspect. An action-adventure film based on the world of arms trafficking.
Dardilly Tue. 8:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Wed. 10:30am

The Things of Life  (Les Choses de la vie, 1970, 1:25)
Victim of a car accident, Peter remembers his time between his ex-wife Catherine and his girlfriend Helen, whom he wanted to leave. The most feminist film by Sautet, starring Romy Schneider and Michel Piccoli.
Pathé Cordeliers Tue. 11am | UGC Confluence Wed. 8:30pm | Tassin la Demi-Lune Thu. 8:30pm | Comœdia Sun. 5pm

Max and the Junkmen  (Max et les ferrailleurs, 1971, 1:52)
Max (Michel Piccoli), a police officer obsessed with flagrant delicto, runs into a friend who has become a thug... A thriller served by a script of great finesse. With Romy Schneider.
Cinéma Saint-Denis Tue. 8:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Wed. 7pm | Comœdia Fri. 10:30am | Ecully Sat. 6pm

César and Rosalie  (César et Rosalie, 1972, 1:51)
Rosalie (Romy Schneider) is living with César (Yves Montand), an arrogant boss when one day, Rosalie’s love from her younger days (Samy Frey) reappears. A beautiful and timeless portrait of the impossibility of choosing between two loves.
Pathé Vaise Tue. 8pm | Comœdia Wed. 4:45pm | Décines Thu. 8:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Sun. 2:30pm | Institut Lumière Sun. 7pm

Vincent, François, Paul and the Others  (Vincent, François, Paul et les autres..., 1974, 1:58)
Friends (Montand, Piccoli, Reggiani, Depardieu) meet every weekend in the countryside. Each of them is traversing a difficult period, personally or professionally. The quintessential Sautet style with a melancholic beauty.
Institut Lumière Mon. 5:15pm | Pathé Cordeliers Wed. 3pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri. 7:45pm | Caluire Sat. 8:30pm

Mado  (1976, 2:15)
Cornered by a crook, Simon (Michel Piccoli) is on the verge of bankruptcy, trying to get out of the mess with the help of a prostitute. A dark film, a favorite of Sautet’s based on themes of social struggle.
Comœdia Mon. 10:30am | Pathé Bellecour Fri. 2:15pm | Cinéma Opéra Sun. 5:30pm

A Simple Story  (Une histoire simple,  1978, 1:47)
Mary decides to have an abortion and leave Serge, the man she shares her life with... Sautet wrote this role for Romy Schneider, giving her the chance to play a free and independent woman, surrounded by a fine handful of actresses.
Comœdia Thu. 10:30am | Cinéma Opéra Fri. 2:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat. 10:30am

A Bad Son  (Un mauvais fils,  1980, 1:52)
Upon leaving prison, Bruno (Patrick Dewaere) moves in with his father (Yves Robert), where tension prevails. He finds a job at a bookstore working for Alain (Jacques Dufilho), then meets and falls for the enigmatic Catherine (Brigitte Fossey). A gripping film.
Comœdia Tue. 10:30am | Pathé Bellecour Fri. 10:30am

Waiter !  (Garçon !, 1983, 1:30)
Head waiter in a Parisian brasserie, Alex saves up to transform his land in Noirmoutier into an amusement park. Then he meets Claire... A film full of fantasy and freedom, with Yves Montand and Nicole Garcia.
Pathé Bellecour Mon. 2:30pm | Cinéma Opéra Thu. 7:15pm | Saint-Genis-Laval Sat. 8:30pm | Pathé Cordeliers Sun. 5pm

A Few Days with Me  (Quelques jours avec moi,  1988, 2:11)
Martial is living a sad and listless existence. Hoping to spur him to action, he is sent to work where he meets the complicated Mr. Fonfrin... and Francine, the maid. The story of a resurrection, a rare gem, starring Daniel Auteuil, Sandrine Bonnaire and Jean-Pierre Marielle.
Pathé Bellecour Thu. 2pm | Comœdia Sat. 10:30am | Cinéma Opéra Sun. 2:30pm

A Heart in Winter  (Un cœur en hiver,  1992, 1:45)
Stéphane and Max are longtime friends working in a violin workshop. In love with a client, Max introduces her to Stéphane... Starring Emmanuelle Béart, André Dussollier, Daniel Auteuil, with Sautet at the summit of his talent..
Caluire Thu. 8:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat. 2pm | Pathé Cordeliers Sun. 10:30am

Nelly and Mr. Arnaud  (Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud,  1995, 1:47)
Nelly (Emmanuelle Béart) accepts a job as a typist for a wealthy man (Michel Serrault) in his 60s to help write his memoirs... Sautet’s last film, a fitting synthesis of his work. With Charles Berling and Jean-Hugues Anglade.
Pathé Bellecour Tue. 2:30pm | Pathé Cordeliers Thu. 10:45am | UGC Astoria Sat. 8:30pm



Claude Sautet or the Invisible Magic  by N.T. Binh (Claude Sautet ou la magie invisible, 2003, 1:22)
A nuanced portrait of the director, including interviews with Claude Sautet, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Bertrand Tavernier, Philippe Sarde, Jean-Louis Livi, Jean-Loup Dabadie...
Villa Lumière Thu. 3pm



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