Anonymous asked: maybe you don't know, so I suggest you to find a copy of "Lumiere et Compagnie", to sit down, and to watch it calmly, especially Mister Van Dormael 52 seconds...
You made me smile, I didn’t expect such a wonderful suggestion!
I read about Lumière et compagnie a couple of years ago and I found the idea fascinating. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a movie celebrating the 100th anniversary since the Lumière brothers invented the camera. The directors involved in the project had to make short movies (52 seconds) using the original equipment from the 19th century. Unfortunately this movie is very hard to find, so I have only seen parts of it, Jaco van Dormael’s film included (it’s a simple, yet very beautiful and emotional scene).
If you could tell me where I can find the whole Lumière et compagnie, I’d be very thankful!
Ps. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything about Jaco van Dormael’s short movies. It’s because I feel very conscious about them- they are so strong as a whole and I don’t like interfering with them.