Lions in Winter

Lions in Winter

8 Episodes

Some of the greatest directors who ever lived made films well into their twilight years. We celebrate that distinguished work with a series of late-career gems.

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Lions in Winter
  • Introducing Lions in Winter

    Episode 1

  • French Cancan

    Episode 2

    Directed by Jean Renoir • 1955 • France, Italy
    Starring Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, María Félix

    Nineteenth-century Paris comes vibrantly alive in Jean Renoir’s exhilarating tale of the opening of the world-renowned Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays the wily impresario Danglard, who makes the canc...

  • Wise Blood

    Episode 3

    Directed by John Huston • 1979 • United States
    Starring Brad Dourif, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton

    In this acclaimed adaptation of the first novel by legendary Southern writer Flannery O’Connor, John Huston vividly brings to life her poetic world of American eccentricity. Brad Dourif, in an imp...

  • L'argent

    Episode 4

    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1983 • France, Switzerland
    Starring Christian Patey, Vincent Risterucci, Caroline Lang

    In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new level of astringency. Transposing a ...

  • Identification of a Woman

    Episode 5

    Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni • 1982 • Italy
    Starring Tomas Milian, Daniela Silverio, Christine Boisson

    Michelangelo Antonioni’s IDENTIFICATION OF A WOMAN is a body- and soul-baring voyage into one man’s artistic and erotic consciousness. After his wife leaves him, a film director finds him...

  • The Home and the World

    Episode 6

    Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1984 • India

    Both a romantic-triangle tale and a philosophical take on violence in times of revolution, The Home and the World, set in early twentieth-century Bengal, concerns an aristocratic but progressive man who, in insisting on broadening his more traditional wife...

  • An Autumn Afternoon

    Episode 7

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1962 • Japan
    Starring Chishu Ryu, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada

    The last film by Yasujiro Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man’s dignifed resignation to life’s shifting currents and society’s modernization. Though the widower Shuhei...

  • Trafic
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    Episode 8

    Trafic

    Episode 8

    Directed by Jacques Tati • 1971 • France
    Starring Jacques Tati

    In Jacques Tati’s TRAFIC, the bumbling Monsieur Hulot, kitted out as always with tan raincoat, beaten brown hat, and umbrella, takes to Paris’s highways and byways. In this, his final outing, Hulot is employed as an auto company’s di...