France’s Lumière Festival Unveils Dates of 2021 Edition

France’s Lumière Festival Unveils Dates of 2021 Edition
The Lumière festival, an annual celebration of heritage cinema and cult filmmakers spearheaded by Cannes’ chief Thierry Fremaux, has unveiled the dates of its 13th edition on Oct. 9-17.

The 10-day festival takes place in Lyon, the birthplace of the cinema where the first film in history was shot by the Lumiere brothers. The festival was created in 2009 by late French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier and Fremaux to “celebrate this extraordinary heritage and herald its place of origin as a paramount region of world cinephilia,” said the event’s organizers, who had managed to host the fest as a live event last October in the midst of the pandemic.

This 2021 edition will likely pay homage to Tavernier, with whom Fremaux formed a duo for decades until his passing in May, and headed the Lumiere Insitute, a central cultural venue in Lyon.

Over the last decade, the festival has welcomed over one
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