• L'Immagine Ritrovata at the Venice Film Festival 2018

    L'Immagine Ritrovata at the Venice Film Festival 2018

    L'Immagine Ritrovata is present at the 75th Venice International Film Festival with four restorations:


    by PAUL WEGENER (Germany, 1920, 76')
    Restored in 4K by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung (Wiesbaden, Germany) and the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique (Cinematek) in Brussels, presented in world premiere.

    by EBRAHIM GOLESTAN (Iran, 1964, 130’, B/N)
    Restored by Ecran Noir production (Mitra Farahani) and Ebrahim Golestan with Cineteca di Bologna collaboration

    by ERMANNO OLMI (Italy, 1961, 95’, B/N)
    Restored by Cineteca di Bologna and Titanus

    by LUCHINO VISCONTI (Italy, France, USA, 1971, 130’ , Couleur)
    Restored by Cineteca di Bologna and Istituto Luce - Cinecittà with Warner Bros. and The Criterion Collection collaboration

    The Venice Film Festival will take place from August 29th to September 9th 2018. 


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  • Il Cinema Ritrovato

    Il Cinema Ritrovato

    From June 23rd to July 1st, Cineteca di Bologna hosts the 32nd edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival, 9 days of screenings and meetings in five theatres, as well as open air evening screenings in Bologna’s wonderful main square, Piazza Maggiore, and in Cineteca’s courtyard called Piazzetta Pasolini.


    A selection of the very best restorations realized over the year by public and private institutions will be presented both in 35mm and digital formats during the festival. Among these, several films recently restored at L’Immagine Ritrovata.


    Find out the full programme of Il Cinema Ritrovato.

  • Focal Award for Best Restoration Project

    Focal Award for Best Restoration Project

    L'immagine Ritrovata had the honour of accepting, on behalf of Cineteca di Bologna, this year's prestigious FOCAL Award for Best Archive Restoration and Preservation Project for the Kinemacolor project.


    The project included the restoration of the vintage Kinemacolor nitrates. It was carried out at L'Immagine Ritrovata in 2018.


    The annual FOCAL International Awards ceremony was held in London on June 14th, 2018.

  • L'Immagine Ritrovata at the 71th Festival de Cannes

    L'Immagine Ritrovata at the 71th Festival de Cannes

    L’Immagine Ritrovata is delighted to participate to the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival, taking  place from May 8th to 19th 2018, presenting six new restorations:


    Ladri di biciclette

    (Vittorio De Sica, Italy, 1948)

    Presented by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, Stefano Libassi's Compass Film and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà. Restored by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Stefano Libassi's Compass Film, in collaboration with Arthur Cohn, Euro Immobilfin and Artédis, and with the support of Istituto Luce-Cinecittà. Restoration carried out at L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory. Special thanks to DOP Luca Bigazzi for its collaboration to the color grading.


    Driving Miss Daisy

    (Bruce Beresford, USA, 1989)

    Presented by Pathé. 4K restoration made from 35mm original image and sound negatives. Restoration carried out by Pathé L’Image Retrouvée laboratory (Paris/Bologne) with the collaboration of director Bruce Beresford.


    The Apartment

    (Billy Wilder, USA, 1960)

    Restored in 4K from the 35mm Original Picture Negative and 35mm Duplicate Picture Negative.  Audio restored from the 35mm Original Optical Soundtrack Negative. 4K scans completed at Deluxe EFILM, Hollywood.  Digital image restoration by L’Immagine Ritrovata, Bologna.  Color grading, picture conforming, additional image restoration, DCP creation by Roundabout Entertainment, Santa Monica.  Colorist Sheri Eisenberg.  Restoration supervised by Grover Crisp.Restored by Park Circus in collaboration with Metro Goldwyn Mayer.



    La Religieuse

    (Jacques Rivette, France, 1965)

    Presented by Studiocanal. 4K restoration from the original camera negative. Sound restauration from the sound negative (only matching element). Works carried out by L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory under the supervision of Studiocanal and Ms. Véronique Manniez-Rivette with the help of the CNC, the Cinémathèque française and the Fonds culturel franco-américain.


    Cyrano de Bergerac

    (Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France, 1990)
    Presented by Lagardère Studios Distribution. Scan from the original negative and 4K restoration carried out by L’Image Retrouvée for Lagardère Studios Distribution with the support of the CNC, the Cinémathèque Française, the Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain, Arte France–Unité Cinéma, Pathé et Mr. Francis Kurkdjian. Special thanks to DOP Pierre Lhomme for its collaboration to the color grading. French distribution in theaters: Carlotta Films (in progress). Jean-Paul Rappeneau in attendance.


    Gli specialisti 

    (Sergio Corbucci, France/Italy/Germany, 1969)
    Presented by TF1 Studio. Full version previously unseen restored in 4K from the original Technicolor-Techniscope image negative and French and Italian magnetic tapes by TF1 Studio. Digital work carried out by L’Image Retrouvée laboratory, Paris / Bologna. French theater distribution: Carlotta Films. The film will be screened at the Cinéma de la Plage (Movies on the Beach).


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