On today’s episode of our podcast, we’re sharing a 2013 conversation with renowned cinematographer Pierre Lhomme, whose half-century-long career has had a profound effect on filmmaking in France and abroad. Subscribe to The Close-Up on iTunes so you never miss an episode. If you like what you hear, leave us a review!

Our evening with Pierre Lhomme coincided with the release of a 50th anniversary restoration of Le Joli Mai, which was co-directed by Lhomme and Chris Marker. The event featured a screening of Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows, which Lhomme lensed, followed by a conversation moderated by Film Society Director of Programming Dennis Lim. In it, Lhomme discussed his collaborations with such giants of French cinema as Marker, Melville, and Robert Bresson; his memories of making Army of Shadows; and his perspective on the French New Wave. 

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