Lumière and Company

Lumière and Company
DVD cover, blue with white lettering
Directed by Several (see Directors)
Written by Several
Release dates
  • 1995 (1995)

Lumière and Company (original title: Lumière et compagnie) is a 1995 anthology film made in collaboration between forty-one international film directors. The project consists in each of the filmmakers making a short film using the original Cinématographe camera invented by the Lumière brothers.[1][2]

Shorts were edited in-camera and constrained by three rules:[3]

  1. A short may be no longer than 52 seconds
  2. No synchronized sound
  3. No more than three takes



  1. Wheeler W. Dixon (28 February 2000). The Second Century of Cinema: The Past and Future of the Moving Image. SUNY Press. pp. 98–. ISBN 978-0-7914-4516-7.
  2. Negar Mottahedeh (24 October 2008). Displaced Allegories: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema. Duke University Press. pp. 109–. ISBN 0-8223-8119-2.
  3. Cynthia Fuchs (2002). Spike Lee: Interviews. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 26–. ISBN 978-1-57806-470-0.

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