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With surname ‘Lumiere’ it was a rather appropriate destiny that chose August & Louis, two French brothers who patented the cinematograph and are regarded as some of the first film makers in history. Forget 3 hour epics – you’ll be hard pressed to find anything longer than a minute which just makes you appreciate every second that much more.
“Shot and hand-colored – frame by frame – at the end of the 19th Century. Still captivating today, but just imagine what it must have been like to watch an image move and transform like this in 1899! A beautiful example of the earliest cinematic art…”
The Serpentine Dance by The Lumiere Brothers