Three classics get digital restoration for Berlin festival.

The Berlinale has announced the first trio of titles to screen in its Berlinale Classics strand.

Varieté, the 1925 silent movie by director E. A Dupont, features Emil Jannings, the world’s first winner of an Oscar. 

In Jahrgang 45, director Jürgen Böttcher takes a look at young people’s lives in the Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg in the 1960s.

Ula Stöckl’s 1968 debut fictional feature, 9 Leben hat die Katze (The Cat Has Nine Lives) revolves around five women and asks the extent to which the emancipation of women can succeed in a male dominated society. 

Each film has benefitted from full digital restoration.

Berlinale Classics will also present a panel discussion titled Digitising Film Heritage in the Future.

The full Classics lineup will be announced in January.