Magazine article Screen International

Venice Classics Line-Up Revealed

Magazine article Screen International

Venice Classics Line-Up Revealed

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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 konca (No End), dir Krzysztof Kieslowski (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 FILMe

xL'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 Fo

xThe 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. …

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