Lumière Chief Programmer Maelle Arnaud: ‘Film History Doesn’t Have Parity’

Lyon, France — As the Lumière Institute’s head programmer since 2001, Maelle Arnaud helped launched the Lumière Festival in 2009 and has watched it grow in international esteem over the decade that followed.

This year, the festival ran 190 films across 424 screenings in theaters all over town. The festival will come to a close this coming Sunday, but not before a marathon screening of “The Godfather” on Saturday evening, and a two day cine-concert of Abel Gance’s “La Roue,” backed up by the National Orchestra of Lyon.

Variety asked sat down with Arnaud, and asked her thoughts on this year’s edition.

This is the festival’s eleventh edition. How has it grown over its first decade?

When we look at our public, we see them becoming bigger cinephiles. Obviously there are people in Lyon who frequent the Institute throughout the year, but there are many just drawn in by the event,
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