Lumiere

  • 1976
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

Moreau's first self-directed effort tells the story of a group of actresses and the special friendship they share. The film opens at a gathering of the group at the estate of the eldest and most successful, Moreau. Each woman is beset by romantic and career troubles: Bose gave up acting to become a wife and mother; Cartier is just beginning her career while...read more

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Moreau's first self-directed effort tells the story of a group of actresses and the special friendship they share. The film opens at a gathering of the group at the estate of the eldest and most successful, Moreau. Each woman is beset by romantic and career troubles: Bose gave up acting

to become a wife and mother; Cartier is just beginning her career while attempting to work through problems with her lover Arestrup; and Racette, who is trying to choose between family and theatrical success, ends up in a one-night stand with American rocker Carradine. For her part, Moreau is

ending a long affair with Huster, a writer-director, in order to move on to one with novelist Ganz, yet she clings to old friend Simon, a research scientist. It should come as no surprise that Moreau's directorial debut revolves around actresses, nor should it surprise anyone that Moreau's

strength lies in her writing and direction of the cast. Her stylish command of camera movement and arrangement of elements within the frame are less expected, but it is LUMIERE's story and characters that are its raison d'etre. (In French; English subtitles.)

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  • Released: 1976
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Moreau's first self-directed effort tells the story of a group of actresses and the special friendship they share. The film opens at a gathering of the group at the estate of the eldest and most successful, Moreau. Each woman is beset by romantic and caree… (more)

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