The forthcoming Venice Film Festival will celebrate its 80th anniversary* with a new Venezia Classici (Venice Classics) section.

American director Michael Cimino will attend the screening of the Criterion restored version of his 1980 film Heaven’s Gate [pictured]. The film was presented in Venice in 1982 in its original premiere length.

*It is the festival’s 80th anniversary but 69th edition.

Venice noted that presenting restored classics would become a regular feature at future editiosn as well, replacing the traditional retrospectives.

The Classics section will also include documentaries about filmmakers and films.

VENEZIA CLASSICI –  Restored Films

The Mattei Affair (Il caso Mattei) by Francesco Rosi, Italy, 1972

Heaven’s Gate by Michael Cimino, US, 1980

Chimes at Midnight (Campanadas a medianoche) by Orson Welles, Spain, 1965 

Carmen Comes Home (Karumen kokyō ni kaeru) by Kinoshita Keisuke, Japan, 1951 

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto) by Elio Petri, Italy, 1970  

Stromboli (Stromboli Terra di Dio) by Roberto Rossellini, Italy, 1950 

Tell Me Lies by Peter Brook, UK/US, 1968

Pigsty  (Porcile) by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy, 1969

Miracle  (Himala) by Ishmael Bernal, Philippines, 1982

Anita Garibaldi (Camicie rosse) by Goffredo Alessandrini, Italy, 1952

Terra animata (1967) and SKMP2 (1968) by Luca Patella, Italy

Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder, US, 1950

Fanny and Alexander by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1982

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Howard Hawks, US, 1953

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by Joseph L. Mankiewicz , US, 1947

South Seas Adventure by Francis D. Lvon Walter Thompson, Basil Wrangler, Richard Goldstone, Carl Dudley, US, 1958

To Be Twenty in the Aures (Avoir 20 ans dans le Aurès) by René Vautier, France, 1972

The Tenth Victim (La decima vittima) by Elio Petri, Italy, 1965

American Dreams by James Benning, US, 1984

VENEZIA CLASSICI  - Documentaries

 La Guerra dei vulcani by Francesco Patierno (Italy)

Dai nostri inviati alla Mostra di Venezia by G. Giannotti, D. Savelli, E. Salvatori  (Italy)

Valentino’s Ghost by Michael Singh (US)

Miradas Multiples by Emilio Maillé  (Mexico-France-Spain)

Harry Dean Stanton Partly Fiction  by Sophie Huber  (US-Switzerland)

Conteurs d’images  by Noelle Deschamps (France)

Sedia elettrica by Monica Strambini (Italy)

Gli anni delle immagini perdute  by Adolfo Conti (Italy)

Monicelli. La versione di Mario by Mario Canale, Felice Farina, Mario Gianni, Wilma Labate, Annarosa Morri (Italy)