Michael Cimino and Isabelle Huppert at the Lumière festival
SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER / 2:45PM
HALLE TONY GARNIER
Michael Cimino, director of The Deer Hunter and Year of the Dragon, was present at the Lumière festival to attend the screening of his film, Heaven’s Gate on Sunday, October 21 at 2:45pm at the Halle Tony Garnier.
He joined Isabelle Huppert, who stars in the film (alongside Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Jeff Bridges and John Hurt); the actress had already confirmed her presence at the festival. Mr Cimino will be accompanied by Joann Carelli, producer of the film.
A restored print of Heaven's Gate was presented, thanks to The Criterion Collection (honoured at this year’s Lumière festival) and to MGM. In France, it is the distributor Carlotta Films who will re-release the film in January of 2013.
More than thirty years after its tumultuous release in the United States, Heaven’s Gate, the film that brought down a Hollywood studio, has been restored and returns to the screen thanks to the American publisher-distributor Criterion (to which the Lumière festival will pay tribute) under the supervision of Michael Cimino; the film will be distributed in France by Carlotta for a January release.
La Porte du paradis
This screening of Heaven’s Gate in Lyon is an exceptional event, a few weeks after the showing at film festivals in Venice and New York.
by Michael Cimino (Heaven's Gate
, 1980, 3h36)
In the presence of Isabelle Huppert and Michael Cimino
Photo gallery of the closing ceremony