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Lumiere

France, 1953 (MIFF 1955, The Seventh Art)

Director: Paul Pavoit

This film demonstrates that Louis Lumiere not only paved the way but that his entire life is closely linked with the first fifty years of the film through his research concerning colour, sound, and the third dimension.

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