When cinema comes home

When cinema comes home

It was in the town of Lyon, France, where the Lumiere brothers invented film-making towards the end of the 19th century, so it is perhaps surprising that the film festival which bears their name is only in its 5th year. Lumiere 2013 – Grand Lyon Film Festival is taking place 14 – 24 October, transforming cinema’s original home into a glamorous festival for film buffs and celebrities.

This year Quentin Tarantino will be among the celebrity guests, as he is being honoured for his career at a special Lumiere Award ceremony. But this east-central French city embraces the festival to the full, with over 30 locations hosting screenings, including world heritage sites, scenic river banks and even the salons of City Hall.

Hundreds of previously unseen films will be shown, as this year’s festival focuses on classic film, and is headed up by Cannes film festival director and Lyon native, Thierry Fremaux.

Unlike some of the bigger film festivals taking place this month, Lyon’s newish festival is still affordable and available. Return flights with easyjet are still available at under ?100, while the city’s hip Mama Shelter Hotel still has double rooms available from well under €100 per night, while a room at the more luxurious College Hotel (recommended in our Lyon guide) is around €125 per night.

If you’re a film buff looking for a city break with a twist this October, it could be just the ticket. For more information visit the festival website .

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