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