Repas de bébé

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Le Repas de Bébé
Repas de bébé.jpg
Directed by Louis Lumière
Produced by Louis Lumière
Starring Andrée Lumière
Cinematography Louis Lumière
Release date(s) February 20, 1896 (UK)
Country France
Language Silent

Le Repas de Bébé (also known as Baby's Dinner and Feeding the Baby) is an 1895 French short black-and-white silent documentary film directed and produced by Louis Lumière and starring Andrée Lumière.

The film formed part of the first commercial presentation of the Lumière Cinématographe on December 28, 1895 at the Salon Indien, Grand Café, 14 Boulevard des Capucines, Paris.[1]

Production[edit]

As with all early Lumière movies, this film was made in a 35 mm format with an aspect ratio of 1.33:1. It was filmed by means of the Cinématographe, an all-in-one camera, which also serves as a film projector and developer.[2]

The baby featured, Andrée Lumière, died in Lyon aged 24, as a result of the 1918 flu pandemic.

Plot[edit]

The film consists of one shot of Auguste Lumière, his wife and baby daughter having breakfast in the countryside.

Cast[edit]

Current status[edit]

Given its age, this short film is available to freely download from the Internet. It has also featured in a number of film collections including Landmarks of Early Film volume 1 and The Movies Begin - A Treasury of Early Cinema, 1894-1913. It also forms part of Visions of Light a 1992 documentary film and the The Lumière Brothers' First Films a compilation produced in 1996.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salon Indien, Grand Café, Paris". Who's Who of Victorian Cinema. Retrieved 2007-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Technical Specifications". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Alternative Titles". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-04-08. 

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