De Niro, Milchan to attend 'Once Upon a Time' screening
PARIS — Cannes Classics has unveiled its wide-ranging selection of 13 restored movies that have marked film history, from Sergio Leone’s gangster pic “Once Upon a Time in America” to Roman Polanski’s drama “Tess” and Steven Spielberg’s suspenser “Jaws.”
Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation will present “America” along with 25 minutes of additional scenes, based on Leone’s first cut. Screening will gather Robert De Niro, Elizabeth McGovern, Jennifer Connelly and producer Arnon Milchan, as well as the Leone family.
Jerome Seydoux’s Pathe will unspool “Tess” with Polanski and thesp Nastassja Kinski in attendance.
Universal Pictures, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, will present “Jaws.” It will be screened in 4K.
The British Film Institute will host the world preem of the redux of Alfred Hitchcock’s silent thriller romance “The Ring,” along with a cine-concert performed by Stephen Horne.
Cannes Classics will pay tribute to Georges Lautner, whose credits include “Crooks in Clover” and “Let’s Not Get Angry” with the screening of “The Great Spy Chase,” which was restored by Gaumont and the Eclair Group.
The lineup also includes Roberto Rossellini’s “Journey to Italy,” Andrei Konchalovsky’s “Runaway Train,” David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia” and Keisuke Kinoshita’s “The Ballad of Narayama.” MK2 will release Narayama in Gaul.
The docu selection boasts Robert Weide’s “Woody Allen: A Documentary,” Gregg Barson’s “Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis” and Katrine Boorman’s “Me and Me Dad.”
As part of the festival’s homage to French helmer Claude Miller, Cannes Classics will play Emmanuel Barnault’s documentary “Claude M Le Cinema.”
Cannes Classics was created in 2004 to showcase restored prints of cult films and “honor the work carried out by production companies, rights-holders, film libraries or national archives around the world.”