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

    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 cancan all the rage while juggling the love of two be...

  • Wise Blood

    Episode 3

    Directed by John Huston • 1979 • United States

    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 impassioned performance, is Hazel Motes, who, fresh ou...

  • L'argent

    Episode 4

    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1983 • France, Switzerland

    An innocent turns to crime after coming into possession of a counterfeit 500 Franc note in Robert Bresson's final film.

  • Identification of a Woman

    Episode 5

    Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni • 1982 • Italy

    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 himself drawn into affairs with two enigmatic women: at the sam...

  • 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

    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 (frequent Ozu leading man Chishu Ryu) has been ...

  • Trafic
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    Episode 8

    Trafic

    Episode 8

    Directed by Jacques Tati • 1971 • France

    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 director of design, and ...