• Il Cinema Ritrovato

    Il Cinema Ritrovato

    From June 23rd to 30th, Cineteca di Bologna hosts the 33nd edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival, 8 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 2019 for Best Restoration Project

    Focal Award 2019 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 the Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title for the restoration of Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (H.Babenco, Brazil, 1981). The restoration work was commisioned by the WCF and George Lucas Family Foundation. 

    In the last two decades Pixote has only been available on scratched and worn-out 35mm prints. Pixote was restored using the original camera negatives and first generational internegatives preserved at the Cinemateca Brasileira. In order to minimise the overall presence of mold, the camera negative was wet-gate scanned at 4K resolution, and digitally restored, requiring significant effort.


    The annual FOCAL International Awards ceremony was held  on June 20th, 2019.

  • L'Immagine Ritrovata at the 72th Festival de Cannes

    L'Immagine Ritrovata at the 72th Festival de Cannes

    L’Immagine Ritrovata is delighted to participate to the 72st edition of the Cannes Film Festival, taking  place from May 14th to 25th 2019, presenting seven new restorations:



    Easy Rider

    (Dennis Hopper, USA, 1969)


     Restored in 4K by Sony Pictures Entertainment in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna. Restored from the 35mm Original Picture Negative and 35mm Black and White Separation Masters. 4K scanning and digital image restoration by L'Immagine Ritrovata. Audio restoration from the 35mm Original 3-track Magnetic Master by Chace Audio and Deluxe Audio. Color grading, picture conform, additional image restoration and DCP by Roundabout Entertainment. Colorist: Sheri Eisenberg. Restoration supervised by Grover Crisp.



    Los Olvidados

    (Luis Bunuel, Mexico, 1950)


    Presented by the World Cinema Project. Restored by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project at L’Immagine Ritrovata in collaboration with Fundación Televisa, Cineteca Nacional Mexico, and Filmoteca de la UNAM. Restoration funding provided by The Material World Foundation. 



    Miracolo a Milano

    (Vittorio De Sica, Italy, 1951)


    Presented by Cineteca di Bologna. Restored by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Compass Film, in collaboration with Mediaset, Infinity TV, Artur Cohn, Films sans frontières and Variety Communications at L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory. 4K Scan and Digital Restoration from the original 35mm camera negative and a vintage dupe positive. Colour grading supervised by DoP Luca Bigazzi.




    (Jean Renoir, France, 1934)


    Presented by Gaumont. First digital restoration in 4K presented by Gaumont with the support of the CNC. Restoration done by L’image retrouvée in Bologna and Paris.



    La Prima Notte di Quiete

    (Valerio Zurlini, France/Italy, 1972)


    Presented by Pathé and Les Films du Camélia, in collaboration with Jérome Seydoux-Pathé Foundation and Ronald Chammah. Restored at L'Image Retrouveé, Paris, from the original 35mm.



    The Doors

    (Oliver Stone, USA, 1991)

    Presented by Studiocanal, in partnership with Paramount, Lionsgate and L’Immagine Ritrovata. Restored in 4k, initiated and supervised by Oliver Stone from the original negative, scanned in 4k 16 bits on ARRISCAN at Fotokem US. Restoration managed by L’Immagine Ritrovata. Calibrated work supervised by Oliver Stone. Immersive soundtrack thanks to the Atmos mix created by Formosa Group, Hollywood, under the supervision of Dolby and original mixers of the film Wylie Stateman and Lon Bender. The movie can be seen in 7.1 and 5.1. Remastered 4K now available in 4K Cinema, UHD Dolby Vision and Atmos. French distribution: Carlotta Films for Studiocanal.



    Diary of a Nurse

    (Tao Jin, China, 1957)


    Presented by IQIYI et New Ipicture Media co., ltd (NIPM). 4K Scan and 3K Digital Restoration from the original 35mm print positive materials mastered in 2K. Restoration financed by IQIYI & NIPM, and made by L’Immagine Ritrovata (Italy) and Laser Digital Film SRL (Italy). 



    Visit the Festival de Cannes website