At our new location Lumière will continue to be the cinema that our visitors have grown to know and love.
We’ll still be the place where you can catch up with the latest international art house films, lose yourself in an engrossing documentary, and finally get the chance to see that enduring film classic. We will be screening up to 300 art house-films from around the world, with the programme equally divided between smaller independent films and slightly more mainstream fare. With an emphasis on film authors, indie-favourites and film festival hits, we will be catering to a dedicated audience of cinephiles and casual filmgoers alike.
Camille Villarroya, 17, fledgling cinephile
Deux jours, une nuit by the Dardenne brothers changed her view of cinema
You wouldn’t think it, but Camille is a gothic fan. She loves classic horror films, with the emphasis on classic. Not cheap, gory horror films with severed legs and stuff. “I like the element of suggestion in classic horror, where the horror is implied, wrapped in a romantic atmosphere and style, and has more meaning than you would expect.”
The social realism of the Dardenne brothers changed her view on film. It’s not that Camille doesn’t love horror – you can never change a gothic girl – but she never thought a realistic film could make such an impression on her. She calls it the beauty of realism. “The films at the Lumière are about real life. You can relate to them, and you empathise with the characters, which is a new experience for me.”
Camille wants more Lumière. She’s curious about the new location and the special screenings. The cinema has become an opportunity for an encounter. It is much more than an evening of watching a film. “With its cafe and restaurant, the Lumière can be a new meeting place in the city. I can’t wait.”