‘Guys and Dolls’ Joins Venice Classics Line-up

Selection includes Marco Bellocchio’s 'China Is Near' (above)

LONDON — The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its Venice Classics line-up, which includes Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s “Guys and Dolls” (1955) and Francois Truffaut’s “Baisers voles” (Stolen Kisses, 1968).

The section is devoted to classic films that have been restored over the past year by film archives, cultural institutions or production companies, and documentaries about cinema and its auteurs. The pics compete for awards for best restored film, and best documentary on cinema.

The festival, which runs Aug. 27-Sept. 6, will present 21 restored films in the Venice Classics section, including 18 feature-length films and three short films.

The line-up includes a screening of Marco Bellocchio’s “La Cina e vicina” (China Is Near), winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 1967 Venice Film Festival. Restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, the film is drawn from the collection of Historic Archives of the Contemporary Arts (ASAC).

Other films include “The Innocents” (1961) by Jack Clayton, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (1971) by Roman Polanski, “Umberto D.” (1952) by Vittorio De Sica, “L’udienza” (Papal Audience, 1971) by Marco Ferreri, and “Una giornata particolare” (A Special Day, 1977) by Ettore Scola.

Film director Giuliano Montaldo (“Sacco & Vanzetti,” “And Agnes Chose to Die,” “The Gold-Rimmed Glasses”) will chair the jury of film students, who have been selected from various Italian universities.

VENICE CLASSICS
“Baisers voles” (Stolen Kisses)
Francois Truffaut (France, 1968)
Restored by: Mk2
“Bez konca” (No End)
Krzysztof Kieslowski (Poland, 1984)
Restored by: Studio Filmowe Tor with the support of the National Audiovisual Institute (the Multiannual Government Programme Culture +) and the Polish Film Institute
“Gelin” (Bride)
Omer Lutfi Akad (Turkey, 1973)
Restored by: Erman Film
“Guys and Dolls”
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (U.S., 1955)
Restored by: Warner Bros. Motion Pictures Imaging and Samuel Goldwyn
“Kanojo dake ga shitteiru” (Only She Knows)
Takahashi Osamu (Japan, 1960)
Restored by: Shochiku Co. and Tokyo FILMeX
“L’udienza” (Papal Audience/The Audience)
Marco Ferreri (Italy/France, 1971)
Restored by: Cineteca di Bologna and Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino, in collaboration with Cristaldi Film.
“La Cina e vicina” (China Is Near)
Marco Bellocchio (Italy, 1967)
Restored by: Sony Pictures Entertainment (period copy used as reference from the Historic Archives of the Contemporary Arts of the Biennale di Venezia – ASAC), in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna.
“Mouchette”
Robert Bresson (France, 1967)
Restored by: Argos Films, with the support of the Centre National du Cinema et de l’Image Animee (CNC)
“Senza pieta” (Without Pity)
Alberto Lattuada (Italy, 1948)
Restored by: CSC – Cineteca Nazionale di Roma, in collaboration with Cristaldi Film
“The Innocents”
Jack Clayton (U.K./U.S., 1961)
Restored by: 20th Century Fox
“The Iron Mask”
Allan Dwan (U.S., 1929)
Restored by: The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
“The Man From Laramie”
Anthony Mann (U.S., 1955)
Restored by: Sony Pictures Entertainment
“The Tales of Hoffmann”
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger (U.K., 1951)
Restored by: The Film Foundation and the BFI National Archive in association with Studiocanal. (The funding for the restoration was granted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, The Film Foundation, and the Louis B. Mayer Foundation)
“The Tragedy of Macbeth”
Roman Polanski (U.K./U.S., 1971)
Restored by: Sony Pictures Entertainment
“Todo modo”
Elio Petri (Italy/France, 1976)
Restored by: Cineteca di Bologna and Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino, in collaboration with Surf Film
“Umberto D.”
Vittorio De Sica (Italy, 1952)
Restored by: CSC – Cineteca Nazionale di Roma, in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, the Associazione Vittorio De Sica and RTI.
“Una giornata particolare” (A Special Day)
Ettore Scola (Italy/France, 1977)
Restored by: CSC – Cineteca Nazionale di Roma, in collaboration with Surf Film.
“Ya Shagayu po Moskve” (Walking the Streets of Moscow)
Georgiy Daneljia (USSR, 1963)
Restored by: Gosfilmofond

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