Cannes Classics unveils lineup

Selection includes pix by Melies, Kubrick, De Niro

Georges Melies’ “A Trip to the Moon,” Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” and Robert De Niro’s “A Bronx Tale” are some of the titles that will unspool at the eighth Cannes Classics, which runs as a sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival.

Nearly 110 years after its release, the restored version of “A Trip to the Moon,” which was colored by hand when produced, will unspool May 11 with an original soundtrack by Air.

Lobster Films, Gan Foundation for Cinema and the Technicolor Foundation for Heritage Cinema did the restoration last year.

Warner Bros. will present the restored print of 1971’s “Clockwork Orange.” Star Malcolm McDowell will give a master class followed by the premiere of “Once Upon a Time … Clockwork Orange,” a documentary by Antoine de Gaudemar and Michel Ciment.

Filmmaker and photog Jerry Schatzberg, who designed the 2011 Cannes fest poster, will present his 1970 feature debut, “Puzzle of a Downfall Child,” along with its star, Faye Dunaway. A new print of the film will be presented by Universal, and French distrib Carlotta Films will re-release “Puzzle” in the fall.

As part of Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation initiative, Turkish-German helmer Fatih Akin will present Lufti O. Akad’s “The Law of the Border” (1966) in a print restored by Immagine Ritrovata.

Gallic helmer Jean-Paul Rappeneau will attend the screening of his 1975 drama “The Savage” along with star Catherine Deneuve.

Another French classic, Marcel Carne’s “The Children of Paradise,” will screen in a restored, digital version made by Pathe and the Foundation Jerome Seydoux-Pathe, which presented Jean Renoir’s “Boudu Saved from Drowning” and Luchino Visconti’s “The Leopard” last year.

Sidebar will also play three Italo pics: Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Conformist,” Elio Petri’s “The Assassin” and Roberto Rossellini’s “The Machine to Kill Bad People,” the first of 10 films by the director.

Cannes fest runs May 11-22. Cannes Classics program also features five docs, notably “The Look,” Angelina Maccarone’s look at British thesp Charlotte Rampling, co-produced by Les Films d’Ici.

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