Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Along with his brother Auguste, film pioneer Louis Lumière thrilled audiences at the turn of the century with moving pictures that seemed to burst from the screen, and many have credited the Lumierès as the fathers of modern film. Of course, filmmaking techniques have come a long way in the 100 years since the brothers helped to birth modern cinema, but their short silent films still hold a magic that is both undeniable and beautiful, and they are enchanting in their simplicity. Now modern day film lovers can revisit 85 of the Lumières' earliest efforts in this collection narrated by Bertrand Tavernier and presented in association with The Institut Lumière.
cinema, filmmaker, France, pioneer, short-films, turn-of-the-century