Le cinema du Luc

Luc Besson was one of the most popular French directors of the eighties and nineties, with a stream of stylish films that perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the time. Recently, Besson has concentrated on producing and writing kids’ books (!) but with ANGEL-A he returns to directing in style.

Thanks to the Cambridge Film Festival for the specially imported retrospective films.

Previously in this season

Léon – Director’s Cut

A hitman finds his life upended when his neighbours are slaughtered, leaving him in reluctant charge of their 12-year-old daughter – who is keen to…

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Nikita

This adrenaline-driven tale of a punk-junkie thief brainwashed into becoming a government-sanctioned assassin with a ‘respectable life’ as cover was remade first as THE ASSASSIN…

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Subway

Alongside DIVA, this film epitomised the ‘cinema du look’. A safecracker flees to the subterranean world of the Paris Métro to hide pursuers, only to…

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Angel-A

A sumptuously shot, glossy black & white fantasy-thriller by the director of LEON and THE FIFTH ELEMENT. A beautiful and mysterious woman helps a swindler…

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