Cannes sesh sets fetes

Stone to show 'Trade Center' sneak, restored 'Platoon'

Tributes to John Wayne, Carol Reed and Canuck animation maestro Norman McLaren are among programs set for the Cannes Classic program, announced Wednesday.

Members of both the helmer and the actor’s clans will be in attendance for docu “John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend” by Sam Pollard, and a screening of Warner Bros.’ restored 1956 Western “The Searchers.”

Canadian thesp Joanna Shimkus, aka Mrs. Sidney Poitier, will attend a screening of Robert Enrico’s 1967 “The Adventurers,” in which she starred with Alain Delon and Lino Ventura.

As previously announced, Oliver Stone will unveil a 20-minute sneak preview of his upcoming pic “World Trade Center” and attend a screening of his restored “Platoon.”

The rest of the Cannes Classics lineup includes:

  • A four-film tribute to late helmer Reed, marking the centenary of his birth, will unspool copies restored by Granada and the British Film Institute of “The Way Ahead” (1944), “Odd Man Out” (1947), “The Fallen Idol” (1948) and “A Kid for Two Farthings” (1955).

  • A 90-minute program of 13 short films by McLaren, restored by the Canadian National Film Office, including “Blinkity Blank,” winner of the Palme d’Or for short film in 1955, and “Neighbours,” winner of the Oscar for docu short in 1953.

  • Chilean psychedelic helmer Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “El Topo” (1970) and “The Holy Mountain” (1973).

  • 1927’s “The Mystery of the Eiffel Tower,” one of the last silent films by Julien Duvivier, restored by the Netherlands Film Museum with a specially written new score.

Previously announced docs on the history of the movies include “Boffo! Tinseltown’s Bombs and Blockbusters” by Bill Couturie; “Il etait une fois … Rome ville ouverte” by Marie Genin and Serge July; and “Marcello, una vita dolce” by Mario Canale and Annarosa Morri.

Cannes Classics also will screen restored copies or new prints of “Kaze no tani no Naushika” (Nausicaa) by Hayao Miyazaki (1984), “Fourteen Amazons” (Shi si nu ying hao) by Gang Cheng (1972), “Blast of Silence” by Allen Baron (1961), “Oktyabr” by Sergei Eisenstein (1926); “Estate Violenta” (The Violent Summer) by Valerio Zurlini (1959), “Monte Cristo” by Henri Fescourt (1929), “La Drolesse” (The Hussy) by Jacques Doillon (1979), “Harvest 3000 Years” (Mirt Sost Shi Amit) by Haile Gerima (1975), “India Song” by Marguerite Duras (1975) and “Cabiria” by Giovanni Pastrone (1914).

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