The baby meal

The Baby Meal is a French filmdirected by Louis Lumière , released in 1895 .

This “animated photographic view”, as well as the Lumière brothers named their impressed bobineaux, is one of the 10 films shown at the Salon Salon du Grand Caféfrom.


Sitting around a table, two parents feed their child with a spoon.


They are in fact Auguste Lumière and his wife Marguerite Winkler, with their own daughter Andrée. The camera, as for all the first films of the Lumière brothers, is held by Louis Lumière. It is a family film, which corresponds to the market that the two brothers are looking for: the affluent amateurs to whom they want to sell a copy of their Cinematograph, and it is one of the possibilities of their apparatus that they demonstrate by this film and by another subject: La Pêche aux poissons rouges , typical of a domestic cinema that has long been used exclusively in affluent circles.

Technical sheet

  • Title: The Baby Meal
  • Director: Louis Lumière
  • Production: Société Lumière
  • Photography: Louis Lumière
  • Format: 35 mm with 2 round perforations Light by photogram, black and white, mute
  • Duration: 41 s
  • Country: France

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