In the beginning, there was light – a concept inextricably linked to cinema. The radiant glow of a high-wattage projection bulb is like a shimmering echo of the fundamental subject of film and cinema: light. It's impossible to even shoot a film without daylight or artificial light, key or fill lighting, soft light or floodlights, to say nothing of the work of the camera and lighting team who design the lighting and position it on set. Lighting forms an essential artistic resource for the director, capable of telling stories or affecting how they are told, creating moods and unleashing different emotions. The twelve films showing at the Magical History Tour in December give an impression of the huge diversity of working methods and effects linked to both light (and shadow).