• Il Cinema Ritrovato

    Il Cinema Ritrovato

    From July 20th to 27th, Cineteca di Bologna hosts the 35th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival, 7 days of screenings and meetings in seven theatres, as well as three open air evening screenings. 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 Il Cinema Ritrovato

  • L'Immagine Ritrovata at the 74° Festival de Cannes

    L'Immagine Ritrovata at the 74° Festival de Cannes

    L’Immagine Ritrovata is delighted to participate to the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, taking  place from July 6th to 17th 2021, presenting six new restorations.



    (Roberto Rossellini, Italy, 1950)

    Restored by The Film Foundation and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata, in collaboration with RTI-Mediaset and Infinity+. Restored using a duplicate picture negative and duplicate picture positive for the missing parts. Sound restoration from original negative. Color grading supervised by the Director of Photography Luca Bigazzi.



    (Raoul Peck, Haiti, 1990)

    Restored by The Film Foundation and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata/L’Image Retrouvée in collaboration with Velvet Film and Raoul Peck, funding by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation. This restoration is part of the African Heritage Project, an initiative created by The Film Foundation, the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers and UNESCO, in collaboration with Fondazione Cineteca of Bologna. Restored using the original 16mm camera and sound negatives. Raoul Peck supervised the color granding and sound mix.



    (Oscar Micheaux, USA, 1935)

    Restored in 2021 by George Eastman Museum and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, at L’Immagine Ritrovata, in association with The Film Foundation, Quoiat Films and Sky from a 35mm nitrate print in the SMU/Tyler Film Collection, SMU Libraries, deposited at the George Eastman Museum.



    (Vojtěch Jasný, Czechoslovakia, 1963)

    Image was digitised from the intermediate positive preserved by Narodni Filmovy Archiv, Prague, and the sound from film prints preserved by Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny and the National Film Institute Hungary – Film Archive, and from the original negative preserved by Narodni Filmovy Archiv, Prague. The digital restoration of this film was made possible by the donation from Mrs. Milada Kucevora and Mr. Eduard Kucera and was carried out in 2021 at L’Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna, under the supervision of Narodni Filmovy Archiv, Prague, with the support of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.



    (Gilles Grangier, France, 1957)

    Restored in 2K by Pathé, at L’Image Retrouvee in Paris, in collaboration with the CNC.


    (Alain Resnais, Francia/Svezia, 1966)

    Restored for the first time in 4K by Gaumont, at Eclair Classics, in collaboration with the CNC.

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  • L’Immagine Ritrovata receives the Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement at the FEFF23

    We are pleased to announce that the Far East Film Festival 23 has decided to award L'Immagine Ritrovata with the 2021 Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement, a precious acknowledgment to the courageous bet of the Italian laboratory of putting down roots in the heart of the "Far East" by giving birth to L'Immagine Ritrovata Asia in Hong Kong, a branch that has allowed the FEFF and many other institutions to restore film masterpieces to their original beauty and stop them from disappearing forever.


    The annual ceremony took place in Udine on July the 2nd.