Alice Guy and Louis de Funès: more than a story


Passion for cinema is eternal; it’s impossible to pinpoint the first time a scene really gripped you, the first time you shed a tear, or even the first time you burst out laughing. Cinema is a part of everyone’s life, which fills us with joy.

Certain men and women have helped cinema forge such a strong history, giving it a prominent place in our day-to-day lives. The two following developments are testament to just this.

The first: LaCinetek, the website that allows you to discover and rediscover great films from the 20th century, has added 18 films by Alice Guy to its catalog.
There are two programs to enjoy on the VoD platform, including one dedicated to her time in France with Gaumont and another to her time in America.


In 1896, while working as a secretary for Gaumont, Alice Guy shot her first film, La Fée aux choux (The Fairy of the Cabbages), with the approval of Léon Gaumont. This short film, which was barely a minute long, would go down in history as Gaumont's first fictional piece and the seventh art's very first fantasy film.

To find out more, visit the website of the CNC: Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (National Center for Film and Moving Images).


The second: an exhibition dedicated to Louis de Funès at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris. The vast retrospective exhibition, dedicated to this one-of-a-kind comedian and featuring 35 of his films, opened on July 15.


For the retrospective exhibition dedicated to Louis de Funès and Gérard Oury as a duo, we’ll have to wait until September.

You can find all the information you need here, including screening dates.

So, Alice Guy or Luis de Funès: which exhibition will visit first?

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