The City of Absurdity   Premonitions Following an Evil Deed 1996
Lumière et Compagnie


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  About the Film

"Lumière et Compagnie" is a film by Sarah Mohn. It was screened at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival in 1996. This film was made for the 100 year anniversary of the historical Lumière camera. 40 directors (David Lynch was one of them) made 52 second film segments using the original Lumière camera. The film contains those films as well as interview snips with the directors and on location footage.

They asked David Lynch only one question: "Why do you make movies?", and he answered: "I like to make films because I like to go into another world. I like to get lost in another world. And film to me is a magical medium that makes you dream...allows you to dream in the dark. It's just a fantastic thing, to get lost inside the world of film."

Besides the limited length of 52 seconds (one shot, not edited), the films had to be shot in "natural" light and without sound (just like the Lumière brothers had to work 100 years ago).
Lynch's contribution to this film is entitled "Premonitions Following an Evil Deed" .

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Directed by David Lynch
Producer: Neal Edelstein
Cinematography: Peter Deming
Wardrobe: Patricia Norris

Cast: Jeff Alperi, Mark Wood, Stan Lothridge (Cops), Russ Pearlman (Dead Son), Pam Pierrocish (Mother), Clyde Small (Father), Joan Rurdlestein, Michele Carlyle, Kathleen Raymond (Women), Dawn Salcedo (Woman in Tank) et al.

Running Time 55 seconds, 35 mm

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