The Venice Film Festival has unveiled the 21 restored films – 18 features and 3 shorts - that will screen in its Classics section of restored films.
The section, introduced in 2012, features a selection of classic film restorations completed over the past year by film libraries, cultural institutions or production companies around the world.
Director Giuliano Montaldo will chair the jury of film students which will award the Venice Classics Award for Best Restored Film and for Best Documentary on Cinema.
The 2014 Venice Classics line up:
Baisers volés (Stolen Kisses), dir François Truffaut (France, 1968, Colour) restored by : Mk2
Bez końca (No End), dir Krzysztof Kieślowski (Poland, 1984, 108’, Colour) restored by: Studio Filmowe Tor with the support of the National Audiovisual Institute (the Multiannual Government Programme Culture +) and the Polish Film Institute
Gelin (Bride), dir Omer Lütfi Akad (Turkey, 1973, 92’, Colour) restored by: Erman Film
Guys and Dolls, dir Joseph L. Mankiewicz (USA, 1955, 150’, Colour) restored by: Warner Bros. Motion Pictures Imaging and Samuel Goldwyn
Kanojo dake ga shitteiru (Only She Knows), dir Takahashi Osamu (Japan, 1960, 63’, B&W) restored by: Shochiku Co. Ltd and TOKYO FILMeX
L’udienza (Papal Audience/The Audience), dir Marco Ferreri (Italy/France, 1971, 112’, Colour) restored by: Cineteca di Bologna and Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino, in collaboration with Cristaldi Film
La Cina è vicina (China is near), dir Marco Bellocchio(Italy, 1967, 108’, B&W) restored by: Sony Pictures Entertainment (period copy used as reference from the Historic Archives of the Contemporary Arts of the Biennale di Venezia - ASAC), in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna
Mouchette, dir Robert Bresson (France, 1967, 82’, B&W) restored by: Argos Films, with the support of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC)
Senza pietà (Without Pity), dir Alberto Lattuada (Italy, 1948, 89’, B&W) restored by: CSC – Cineteca Nazionale di Roma, in collaboration with Cristaldi Film
The Innocents, dir Jack Clayton (United Kingdom/USA, 1961, 100’, B&W) restored by: Twentieth Century Fox
The Iron Mask, dir Allan Dwan (USA, 1929, 97’, B&W) restored by: The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Man From Laramie, dir Anthony Mann (USA, 1955, 102’, Colour) restored by: Sony Pictures Entertainment
The Tales of Hoffmann, dir Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger (United Kingdom, 1951, 138’, Colour) restored by: The Film Foundation and the BFI National Archive in association with Studiocanal. The funding for the restoration was kindly granted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, The Film Foundation, and the Louis B. Mayer Foundation
The Tragedy of Macbeth, dir Roman Polanski (United Kingdom/USA, 1971, 140’, Colour) restored by: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Todo modo, dir Elio Petri (Italy/France, 1976, 125’, Colour) restored by: Cineteca di Bologna and Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino, in collaboration with Surf Film
Umberto D, dir Vittorio De Sica (Italy, 1952, 91’, B&W) restored by: CSC – Cineteca Nazionale di Roma, in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, the Associazione Vittorio De Sica and RTI
Una giornata particolare (A Special Day), dir Ettore Scola (Italy/France, 1977, 110’, Colour) restored by: CSC – Cineteca Nazionale di Roma, in collaboration with Surf Film
Ya Shagayu po Moskve (Walking the Streets of Moscow), dir Georgiy Daneljia (USSR, 1963, 78’, B&W) restored by: Gosfilmofond
L’amour existe (Love Exists), dir Maurice Pialat (France, 1961, 19’, B&W) restored by: Les Films de la Pléiade/Les Films du Jeudi and L’Agence du court métrage, with the support of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC)
Arlecchino (Harlequin), dir Giuliano Montaldo (Italy, 1983, 8’, Colour) restored by: Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana and CSC–Cineteca Nazionale di Roma, in collaboration with the Associazione Italiana per le Ricerche di Storia del Cinema
L’avventura di un soldato (The Adventure of a Soldier) – episode from L’amore difficile (Of Wayward Love), dir Nino Manfredi (Italy/Germany, 1962, 25’, Colour) restored by: CSC–Cineteca Nazionale di Roma, with the collaboration of Erminia Manfredi, Dalia Events and Onni
The section will also include documentaries about cinema and its auteurs.
The 71st Venice International Film Festival will take place August 27 – September 6.