Around the selection 2010 : Cannes Classics
LA BATAILLE DU RAIL (The Battle of the Rails) (France, 1946, 82’) by René Clément, awarded the Jury Prize in 1946, restored by INA and Full Images, screened in the presence of Mrs. Johanna Clément.
BOUDU SAUVE DES EAUX (Boudu Saved from Drowning) by Jean Renoir (France, 85’, 1932), a restoration presented by Pathé in a never-before-seen version that includes scenes that were cut in the original. A Pathé restoration in association with the laboratries L’immagine Ritrovata (Bologne) and Digimage (Paris).
TRISTANA (Spain/France/Italy, 99’ 1970) by Luis Buñuel, selected in Cannes in 1970, shown as part of a celebration of Spanish cinema at the initiative of French Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterrand, who has invited his Spanish counterpart and several contemporary Spanish artists. Copy preserved by the Filmoteca Espagnole. The film is presented by Pedro Almodovar.
IL GATTOPARDO (The Leopard) (Italy, 185’, 1963) by Luchino Visconti, winner of the Palme d’Or in 1963. Restored in association with Cineteca di Bologna, L'Immagine Ritrovata, The Film Foundation, Pathé, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Twentieth Century Fox and Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale. Restoration funding provided by Gucci and The Film Foundation. Digital Picture Restoration, Colorworks. Sound laboratory services, L'Immagine Ritrovata. Special Thanks to Martin Scorsese, Titanus and Giuseppe Rotunno.
DIE BLECHTROMMEL (The Tin Drum) (Germany, 164’) by Volker Schlöndorff, winner of the Palme d’Or in 1979, re-edited and presented by the director in a ‘Director’s cut’, remastered by Kinowelt.
KHANDAHAR (The Ruins) (India, 102’) directed in 1983 by Mrinal Sen, one of Indian cinema’s greats, present at the screening. Restoration by Reliance MediaWorks with the support of the Indian State and the National Film Archive of India.
LA CAMPAGNE DE CICERON (France, 111’, 1989) by Jacques Davila who passed away in 1991, in the presence of the film crew, who have come back for the occasion. Restoration presented by the Cinematheque of Toulouse with the support of the Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema. The film will be re-released on DVD by Carlotta.
LA 317e SECTION (France, 94’), which won Best Screenplay in 1965; copy restored by the Cinematheque Française and StudioCanal with the support of the Franco-American Cultural Fund, in the presence of its director Pierre Schoendoerffer and the President of the Cinémathèque Costa-Gavras.
LE GRAND AMOUR (The Great Love) (France, 87’), in competition in Cannes in 1969, directed and presented by Pierre Etaix. Film Restored by Studio 37, the Technicolor Foundation for Cinema and the Fondation Groupama Gan for Cinema.
THE AFRICAN QUEEN (United States / United Kingdom, 105’, 1951) by John Huston. Print restored by Paramount Pictures and ITV, and sponsored by Angelica Huston.
AU PETIT BONHEUR (Happy Go Lucky) by Marcel L’Herbier (France, 102’, 1946). Print restored by the Archives Française du film (CNC) and StudioCanal.
PSYCHO (United States, 109’, 1960) by Alfred Hitchcock. Print restored by Universal Pictures and Audionamix. Please note that the film’s soundtrack has been restored/reconstructed.
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (United States / Brazil, 120’) by Hector Babenco, (Best actor – Cannes – 1985). Print restored by Ascent Media and Prime Focus, in the presence of the film crew for its 25th anniversary. The film will soon be re-released in France (Carlotta Films).