Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Classics Lineup Unveiled

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Classics Lineup Unveiled

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Restorations of Once Upon A Time In America, Tess and Jaws are among the films screening in the 2012 Cannes Classics programme.

Created in in 2004 and part of the Official Selection, Cannes Classics showcases restored prints of classic films and masterpieces, as well as documentaries on cinema and film masterclasses.

This year the programme includes 13 features, two shorts, a mini-concert and four documentaries. All will be world premieres.

The Film Foundation, chaired by Martin Scorsese, will present a restored and reconstructed print of Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In America with 25 minutes of additional scenes, based on the first cut by Leone in 1984.

Pathé will present Roman Polanski's Tess and to celebrate its centenary Universal Pictures will present a restored print of Steven Spielberg's Jaws.

Other features screening include Alfred Hitchcock's The Ring, David Lean's Lawrence Of Arabia, Keisuke Kinoshita's The Ballad Of Narayama, Roberto Rossellini's Journey To Italy, Usmar Ismail's After The Curfew, Uday Shankar's Kalpana, Andrei Konchalovsky's Runaway Train and Agnès Varda's Cleo From 5 To 7. …

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