Essential Cinema: Jeanne Moreau, Filmmaker


Directed by Jeanne Moreau

France, 1976, 1h 35min, DCP, In French with English Subtitles

Essential Cinema  Jeanne Moreau, Filmmaker

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“Subtle, funny, and moving … close to perfect.”
The New York Times

“Deserves to be revived and discussed alongside the classics by other directors in which she performed.”
—Richard Brody

“Moreau’s subject in LUMIÈRE, her directorial début, is a woman’s freedom, and the gently expressed but relentlessly vigilant toughness with which it’s won and sustained.”
The New Yorker

Four actresses, led by the incomparable Jeanne Moreau, reflect on art, life, and romance on the sidelines and in the limelight of success. In LUMIÈRE, her directorial debut, Moreau crafts a tale of female friendship and of one’s own legacy in cinema. Co-starring Keith Carradine, Lucia Bosè, Bruno Ganz, and Niels Arestrup. Newly restored in 4K.