The history of films set in Provence, in the south of France including Marseille movies, the Lumiere Brothers, Marcel Pagnol and more.

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Provence Movies

The Lumiere Brothers

The Lumiere Brothers’ Works

in Provence Movies

Besides making movies in Provence, in the South of France, the Lumière brothers are also known for being the inventors of cinema, which we thought would be worth covering, even though most of the technical action happened in Lyon, France. PHOTOGRAPHY With their father Antoine owning a photography shop in Lyon, the young Louis and Auguste developed an interest in […]

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The Lumiere Brothers’ Films

The Lumiere Brothers’ Films

in Provence Movies

The history of movies in Provence starts early, the region being associated with the beginnings of cinema thanks to brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière who invented the cinématographe. It’s with La sortie du personnel des usines Lumière (Workers Leaving The Lumière Factory), filmed in Lyon on March 19th, 1895, that the Lumière brothers stepped for the first time behind a […]

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Provence movies

An Introduction to Provence Movies

in Provence Movies

Combining a passion for cinema with roots deeply rooted in my native Provence (also referred as the South of France and bordering the Mediterranean sea), this feature doesn’t pretend to provide a chronology of the history of cinema in Provence, preferring instead to follow a thematic approach. As a result, the selection of movies presented here reflects these themes, focusing on […]

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