The International Film Week of Valladolid, Spain (Oct 26-Nov 3) is preparing
six retrospectives for its 46th edition this autumn.
The first of these, "Todo Visconti", will feature restored copies of the famed Italian neo-realist director Luchino Visconti's oeuvre, including Death In Venice, Rocco And His Brothers, The Leopard, The Wanton Countess and The Earth Will Tremble. Restoration of the films was carried out by the Rome-based Fondazione Sculoa Nazionale di Cinema-Cineteca Nazionale.
French director Eric Rohmer's dubbed "Six Moral Tales," a cycle of films he made between 1962-1972, will highlight his now classic pictures The Baker Of Monceau, La Suzanne's Career, My Night At Maud's, The Collector, Claire's Knee and Chloe In The Afternoon.
Spanish scriptwriter Carlos Blanco, responsible for Los Peces Rojos, Locura De Amor and Don Juan, and Hungarian animator Ferenc Cako will be the subject of two other retrospectives, with the final sidebars highlighting the best of Dutch animated films since 1976 and filmmakers from Korea's influential Academy of Film Arts.
Valladolid offers a traditional line-up of awards for best film, new
director, actor, actress and cinematography, as well as a critics' award,
public's choice award and youth award.
Darren Aronofsky and Robert Guediguian shared last year's Golden Spike for best film with Requiem For A Dream and La Ville Est
Tranquille respectively. Karyn Kusama's Girlfight took home the Silver Spike and Stephen Daldry won best new director for Billy Elliot.