40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no synchronized sound was permitted, and (3) no more than three takes. The results run the gamut from Zhang Yimou's convention-thwarting joke ...
Runtime: 88 min.
Directed by: Lasse Hallström | Yoshishige Yoshida | Helma Sanders-Brahms | Jerry Schatzberg | Nadine Trintignant | Fernando Trueba | Liv Ullmann | Jaco Van Dormael | Régis Wargnier | Zhang Yimou | Sarah Moon | Merzak Allouache | Gabriel Axel | James Ivory | Patrice Leconte | Ismail Merchant | Claude Miller | Idrissa Ouedraogo | Jacques Rivette | Arthur Penn | Bigas Luna | Vicente Aranda | Claude Lelouch | John Boorman | Youssef Chahine | Alain Corneau | Raymond Depardon | Francis Girod | Abbas Kiarostami | Cédric Klapisch | Spike Lee | Michael Haneke | Andrei Konchalovsky | David Lynch | Wim Wenders | Costa-Gavras | Theo Angelopoulos | Peter Greenaway | Hugh Hudson | Gaston Kaboré | Lucian Pintilie