• L'Immagine Ritrovata at the 77° Festival de Cannes

    L'Immagine Ritrovata at the 77° Festival de Cannes

    L'Immagine Ritrovata group (L'Immagine Ritrovata, L'Image Retrouvée, Eclair Classics) is pleased to participate in the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, from May 14th to 25th, 2024, where it will present ten new restorations:


    Abel Gance
    1927, 3h40, France

    After 16 years in the making, here is the first part (3h40) of Abel Gance’s Napoleonic epic (from Bonaparte’s youth to the Siege of Toulon).
    Screening in the presence of Costa-Gavras, President, and Frédéric Bonnaud, General Director, of the Cinémathèque française.

    The screening will take place in Salle Debussy on Tuesday May 14 at 2PM.

    Marco Bellocchio
    1972, 1h28, Italy/France

    A Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna presentation. Restored in 4K by the Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with Surf Film and Kavac Film, under the supervision of Marco Bellocchio at the L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory.
    Screening in the presence of Marco Bellocchio and Gian Luca Farinelli, Director of the Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna.

    Ousmane Sembene and Thierno Faty Sow
    1988, 2h33, Senegal/Algeria/Tunisia

    A presentation of The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project. Restored by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project and the Cineteca di Bologna at the L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in association with the Tunisian Ministry of Culture and the Senegalese Ministry of Culture and Historical Heritage. Thanks to Mohammed Challouf. Restoration funded by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.
    Screening in the presence of Margaret Bodde, Executive Director of The Film Foundation.

    Montxo Armendáriz
    1984, 1h36, Spain

    A presentation of the Cinémathèque Basque, Spain. 4K restoration financed by the Basque Government and carried out by the L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory from the original negative, supervised by director Montxo Armendáriz and with the agreement of production company Enrique Cerezo, PC. French distribution by Tamasa and release in French theaters in 2025.
    Screening in the presence of Montxo Armendáriz.

    (The Churning)
    Shyam Benegal
    1976, 2h14, India

    A presentation of Film Heritage Foundation. Restored by Film Heritage Foundation at Prasad Corporation Pvt. Ltd.’s Post – Studios, Chennai and L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory, in association with Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., the cinematographer Govind Nihalani and the director Shyam Benegal. Manthan was restored using the best surviving elements: the 35 mm original camera negative preserved at the NFDC-National Film Archive of India and the sound was digitised from the 35 mm release print preserved at Film Heritage Foundation. Funding supported by Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.
    Screening in the presence of actor Naseeruddin Shah, the family of actress Smita Patil, producers of the film and Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Director, Film Heritage Foundation.

    Tsui Hark
    1984, 1h42, Hong Kong

    A Film Workshop presentation to mark the company’s 40th anniversary. 4K restoration of the original negative supervised by Tsui Hark and Nansun Shi, in collaboration with L’Immagine Ritrovata, soundtrack remixed by One Cool Sound.
    Screening in the presence of actress Sylvia Chang.

    Jacques Demy
    1964, 1h32, France

    A presentation by Ciné-Tamaris. 4K restoration under the supervision of Mathieu Demy and Rosalie Varda-Demy from the original negative, scanned in immersion to reduce the effects of time on the film by the Eclair Classics and L.E. Diapason laboratories in Paris. Sound restoration based on a three-track stereophonic mix of music and vocals.
    Screening in the presence of Rosalie Varda-Demy and Mathieu Demy.

    Robert Bresson
    1971, 1h23, France/Italy

    A mk2 presentation. Restored in 4K by mk2 Films with the support of the CNC from the image negative and magnetic sound at ECLAIR CLASSICS, Paris/Bologna.
    Restoration and color grading supervised by Mylène Bresson. Color grading by Christophe Bousquet. Sound restoration by L.E. DIAPASON. French theatrical release by mk2.Alt and Carlotta first quarter of 2025. International distribution: mk2 films.
    Screening in the presence of Nathanaël Karmitz, Chairman of the board of mk2.


    Jean-Pierre Melville
    1969, 2h23, France

    A Studiocanal presentation. 4K restoration created from the original 35mm negative and sound negative carried out by L’Image Retrouvée. To be released theatrically in France on June 5 by Carlotta Films.
    Screening in the presence of Juliette Hochart, EVP of Library, and Thierry Lacaze, Head of French theatrical, video and VOD distribution, Studiocanal.

    Jacques de Baroncelli
    1947, 1h26, France

    A Pathé presentation. 4K restoration, based on the original nitrate negatives, an image negative and an optical sound negative, as well as a 1st generation standard brown. Work carried out by the L’Image Retrouvée laboratory (Paris-Bologna).
    Screening in the presence of Sophie Seydoux, President of the Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation.


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