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Venice 2016 Classics line-up unveiled

Titles this year range from Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai to John Landis’s An American Werewolf In London.

The selection of restored titles screening at this year’s Venice Film Festival (Aug 31 - Sept 10) have been revealed.

Italian director Roberto Andò (The Confessions) will oversee the strand’s jury of cinema history students which will award two prizes: Best Restored Film and Best Documentary On Cinema (the line-up of the latter will be revealed at a later date).

Now in its fifth year, this year’s selection includes Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, Woody Allen’s Manhattan, John Landis’s An American Werewolf In London, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, and George A Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead amongst a host of other restorations.

The full Venice Film Festival line-up will be revealed on Thursday (July 28).

Venice Classics 2016 line-up:

1848, Dino Risi (Italy, 1948, 11’, B/W)
restored by: Archivio Nazionale Cinema Impresa-CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

An American Werewolf In London, John Landis (UK, 1981, 137’, Color)
restored by: Universal Studios

L’argent (Money), Robert Bresson (France, Switzerland, 1983, 83’, Color)
restored by: MK2

La battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers), Gillo Pontecorvo (Italy, Algeria, 1966, 121’, B/W)
restored by: Cineteca di Bologna and Istituto Luce – Cinecittà in collaboration with Surf Film Srl and Casbah Entertainment

The Brat, John Ford (USA, 1931, 65’, B/W)
restored by: The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation

Break Up - L’uomo dei cinque palloni (The Man with the Balloons), Marco Ferreri (Italy, France, 1965, 85’, B/N)
restored by: Cineteca di Bologna and Museo Nazionale del Cinema  in collaboration with Warner Bros

Dawn of the Dead – European Cut, George A. Romero (USA, Italy, 1978, 116’, Color)
restored by: Koch Media in collaboration with Norton Trust and Antonello Cuomo

Manhattan, Woody Allen (USA, 1979, 97’, B/W)
restored by: Park Circus, Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Oci Ciornie (Dark Eyes), Nikita Michalkov (Italy, USSR, 1987, 144’, Color)
restored by: Istituto Luce-Cinecittà and CSC-Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with Viggo

The Ondekoza, Kato Tai (Japan, 1979, 107’, Color)
restored by: Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Opfergang (The Great Sacrifice), Veit Harlan (Germany, 1942-1943, 97’, Color)
restored by: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung

Pretty Poison, Noel Black (USA, 1968, 89’, Color)
restored by: 20th Century Fox

Processo alla città (The City Stands Trial), Luigi Zampa (Italy, 1952, 99’, B/W)
restored by: CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and Gaumont in collaboration with Astrea. Sentimenti di giustizia

Profumo di donna (Scent of a Woman), Dino Risi (Italy, 1974, 105’, Color)
restored by: CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà in collaboration with Dean Film

Shanzhong Chuanqi (Legend of the Mountain), King Hu (Hong Kong, 1979, 184’, Color)
restored by: Taiwan Film Institute

Shichinin no Samurai (Seven Samurai), Akira Kurosawa (Japan, 1954, 207’, B/W)
restored by: Tōhō

Stalker, Andrej Tarkovskij (USSR, 1979, 162’, B/W, Color)
restored by: Mosfilm (producer of the restoration, Karen Shakhnazarov)

Tutti a casa (Everybody Go Home!), Luigi Comencini (Italy, France, 1960, 115’, B/W)
restored by: Filmauro and CSC-Cineteca Nazionale

Twentieth Century, Howard Hawks (USA, 1934, 91’, B/W)
restored by: Sony Pictures

Le Voleur (The Thief of Paris), Louis Malle (France, Italy, 1965, 122’, Color)
restored by: Gaumont

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