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A dark weekend at the Institut Lumière

Quais du Polar will once more this year be at the Institut Lumière for a cinema and crime fiction weekend, curated by the authors themselves. Between other sessions, Ron Rash will inaugurate the weekend with The Night of the Hunter, the colour historian Michel Pastoureau will talk about his interpretation of The Red and the Black, by Claude Autant-Lara, and Hervé Le Corre will present Killer Joe by William Friedkin.

Premiere screening at the Comoedia

After La isla minima, excellent noir film released in 2015, that you will be able to see again at the Ciné La Mouche in Saint Genis Laval, Alberto Rodriguez signs L’homme aux mille visages – El Hombre de las mil caras, a thriller on Fransisco Paesa’s life, a Spanish secret agent who became a legend. Through Paris, Madrid, Geneva and Singapore, Alberto Rodriguez updates all the machinery of secret services and depicts the fascinating portrait of an intangible man.

A book, a film

Louis-Julien Petit and Marin Ledun will present Carole Matthieu, an adaptation of the latter’s novel Les Visages Ecrasés, co-produced by the Arte Channel, at the CNP Terreaux; Patricia Tourancheau will present L’Affaire SK1, adapted from her investigation Guy Georges, la traque, at the Pathé Bellecour; and Thomas Willmann will present Sombre Vallée at the Goethe Institute.

On the borderline of the genre at the Cinémas Lumière: a ciné-club, a fantasy fiction, a documentary

Cinéma Lumière, CNP Bellecour and CNP Terreaux will host the screening of Chez nous, by Lucas Belvaux, which script was written by the author Jérôme Leroy; a hybrid film between crime fiction and fantasy, Looper by Rian Johnson; and Into the Abyss, a true crime autopsy by Werner Herzog.

Carte blanche at the Comoedia

Megan Abbott will introduce Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder and the American David Vann, a film which narrative and aesthetic have inspired his writing

2016 SNCF Prix du Polar (Crime Fiction Award) short film selection

During Quais du Polar festival, SNCF organizes two Polar SNCF screenings at the TNG (Théâtre Nouvelle Génération)- Les Ateliers-Presqu’île and invites the audience to discover the eight short films nominated for the 2017 SNCF Crime Fiction Award.

Young audiences screenings

Une Vie de Chat, now an acclaimed classic animated feature by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, will be screened at the Institut Lumière and at the Ciné La Mouche in Saint Genis Laval.

Violette Nozière

In the Confluences Museum, inspired by the 1980’s true crime, the screening of Claude Chabrol’s film will follow the round-table “A high-class criminal, poison and true crime, perfect ingredients for crime fiction”



An ARTE Channel weekend at the Célestins, Théâtre de Lyon

Arte Channel and Quais du Polar invest the Célestins, Théâtre de Lyon for the weekend placed under the sign of contemporary TV creation, with, among others, the presentation of two new detective series Non uccidere and Capital; the screening of a documentary on Agatha Christie, also exclusive, with the presence of the director Jean-Christophe Klotz, followed by a debate; the last episode of the Wallander series and a round-table on contemporary series.

An exclusive episode of the Engrenages series at the Pathé Bellecour

Canal + Channel present the première screening of the first episode of season six from the cult series Engrenages with the presence of a part of the cast at the Pathé Bellecour.

Chérif night, a detective series shot in Lyon

The Ecully Cultural Centre will host the team of the successful series aired on France 2 Channel (actors and director), with the partnership of Makingprod/MakeVer (producer of the show). Screenings of episodes, exclusive documents and bloopers videos.