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1896 B&W Film Of Snowball Fight in France is Restored, It Looks Incredibly Modern

This old-school snowball fight film by Louis Lumière from 1896 has been recently restored by Joaquim Campa with better color, frames, resolution, and etc.

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A Twitter user recently posted a video he colorized of a very cheerful 19th-century snowball fight

snowball fight film 1896

This good old fashioned snow fight is a 1896 film by Louis Lumière appropriately titled Snowball Fight

snowball fight film 1896

The 1-minute short film is just that—a snow fight, with a hilariously fierce snowballing of a cyclist in the middle

snowball fight film 1896

The video was colorized and restored using AI-based software called DeOldify that has done a pretty good job

snowball fight film 1896

The video tweet went viral immediately, garnering over 7.2M views with over 66,000 likes

snowball fight film 1896

Check out the modernized as well as the original black and white videos below