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Cannes Classics Honors Costa-Gavras, Unveils Lineup

PARIS — Critically acclaimed Franco-Greek helmer Costa-Gavras will be feted as guest of honor at Cannes Classics, the selection dedicated to heritage films.

A Cannes vet, Costa-Gavras won the Palme d’Or for “Missing” in 1982, served on the jury in 1976 and won the Jury Prize with “Z” in 1969. “Z,” which won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe, will play at Cannes Classics in its restored version.

As part of Orson Welles’ centennial celebration, Cannes will play his classic film “Citizen Kane” (restored by Warner Bros. Motion, pictured) , Carol Reed’s “The Third Man” (restored by Studiocanal) and Welles’ “The Lady From Shanghai” (restored by Sony Pictures), as well as two documentaries, Elisabeth Kapnist’s “Orson Welles, autopsie d’une légende” and Clara and Julia Kuperberg’s “This Is Orson Welles.”

Cannes Classics will also pay tribute to late Portuguese master Manoel de Oliveira and will unspool his posthumous film “Visita ou memórias e confissões.”

The Classics section, Cannes festival’s artistic director Thierry Fremaux’s brainchild, will showcase Kent Jones’s “Hitchcock/Truffaut,” penned by Jones and the French Cinematheque’s Serge Toubiana; Richard Melloul’s “Depardieu grandeur nature”; Gabriel Clarke and John McKenna’s “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans”; Nancy Buirski’s “By Sidney Lumet”; and Daniel Raim’s “Harold and Lilian: A Hollywood Love Story.”

As part of the tribute to Ingrid Bergman, Cannes Classics will play “Ingrid Bergman, in Her Own Words.”

The festival will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Palme d’Or with Alexis Veller’s “The Golden Palm’s Legend” (La Légende de la Palme d’Or).

Restored Prints

• Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers/Rocco et ses frères) by Luchino Visconti (1960, 2h57)

A presentation of the Film Foundation. 4K restoration carried out by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory, in association with Titanus, TF1 Droits Audiovisuels and the Film Foundation. Restoration with funding provided by Gucci and the Film Foundation.

• Les Yeux brûlés by Laurent Roth (1986, 58mn)

A presentation by the CNC and the ECPAD with Laurent Roth in attendance. Digital restoration made from 2K scanning of the 35mm negatives and the scanning of original elements if they were still existent from archive images. Restoration made by the laboratory of the CNC at Bois d’Arcy.

• Ascenseur pour l’échafaud by Louis Malle (1958, 1h33)

2K restoration presented by Gaumont. Work on the image done by Eclair, sound restored by Diapason in parternship with Eclair.

• La Noire de… (Black Girl) by Ousmane Sembène (1966, 1h05)

Restored by the Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Sembène Estate, Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, INA, Eclair Laboratories and the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, CNC.

Restoration carried out at Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory.

Preceded by the documentary:

Sembene! by Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman (2015, 1h22)

Produced by Galle Ceddo Projects, Impact Partners, New Mexico Media Partners, SNE Partners.

• Insiang by Lino Brocka (1976, 1h35)

Insiang was the first Filipino feature film to be presented at Cannes.

Restored by the Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project.

Restored by Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata. Restoration funding provided by the Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project and the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

• Sur (The South/Le Sud) by Fernando Solanas (1988, 2h03)

Presented by Cinesur and Blaq Out in partnership with UniversCiné and the Incaa. HD restoration made by Cinecolor Laboratory-Industrias Audiovisuales. headed by Roberto Zambrino and supervised by Fernando Solanas upon the occasion of the restoration of all his films that will be released as a DVD boxset (Blaq Out editions).

• Zangiku Monogatari (The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum/Le Conte du chrysanthème tardif) by Kenji Mizoguchi (1939, 2h23)

A presentation of Shochiku studio. The digital restoration is from a 4K film transfer (2K projection) by Shochiku Co.

• Jingi Naki Tatakai (Battles Without Honor and Humanity aka Yakusa Paper/Combat sans code d’honneur) by Kinji Fukasaku (1973, 1h39)

A presentation of Toei Co. The film has been restored from 4K 35mm print original negative into 2K digital by Toei Labo Tech. The film will be distributed in France by Wild Side Films.

• Szegénylegények (The Round-Up/Les Sans espoir) by Miklós Jancsó (1965, 1h28)

A presentation of the Hungarian National Film Fund and of the Hungarian National Digital Film Archive and Film Institute (MaNDA). In competition at the Festival de Cannes in 1966. 2K film and sound restoration by the Hungarian Filmlab from the 35mm negative.

• Les Ordres (Orderers) by Michel Brault (1974, 1h48)

A presentation of « Éléphant, mémoire du cinéma québécois. » HD scanning from three sources: original negative 35 mm A and B colors, 35 mm intermediate film print and internegative. Restored sound from a 35 mm three-track magnetic mix. Restorations lead by Marie-José Raymond, and the color grading lead by Claude Fournier with director Michel Brault at Technicolor Montréal.

• Panique by Julien Duvivier (1946, 1h31)

Presented by TF1 DA. As the original negative has disappeared, a 2K restoration from the nitrate intermediate film print done at Digimage.

• Xia Nu (俠女/A Touch of Zen) by King Hu (1973, 3h)

A presentation of the Taiwan Film Institute. The first Taiwanese film and the first film in Mandarin presented at the Cannes Film Festival. 40th anniversary of the Grand Prix de la Commission Supérieure Technique in 1975. Digital restoration made in 4K by the Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna from the negative. The director of photography supervised the color grading.

• Dobro Pozhalovat, Ili Postoronnim Vkhod Vospreshchen (Welcome or No Trespassing) by Elem Klimov (1964, 1h14)

A presentation of the Open World Foundation and Mosfilm. A 2K scanning, sound and film restoration by Mosfilm and Krupny Plan.

• La Historia Oficial (The Official Story/L’Histoire officielle) by Luis Puenzo (1984, 1h50)

A presentation of Historias Cinematográficas. Award for Best Actress Ex-aequo at Cannes 1985 for Norma Aleandro and Academy Award for best foreign language film in 1986. A 4K Restoration from the original negative. New color grading done by the director and the director of photography. Digitization of the sound from a restoration of the magnetic tapes the remixed in 5.1 with new effects and additional orchestrations. Funding provided by the Argentinian National Film Institute (INCAA) and work done at Cinecolor Lab under the supervision of director/producer Luis Puenzo.

• Marius by Alexander Korda (1931, 2h), script and dialogues by Marcel Pagnol

Restoration by the Compagnie méditerranéenne de film – MPC and La Cinémathèque française, with the support of the CNC, the Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain DGA-MPA-SACEM- WGAW, the help of ARTE France Unité Cinéma and the Archives Audiovisuelles de Monaco, with Sogeda Monaco. 4K restoration supervised by Nicolas Pagnol and Hervé Pichard (La Cinémathèque française). Works done by Digimage laboratory. Color grading carried out by Guillaume Schiffman.

And Cannes Classics at the Cinéma de la Plage!

• Ran by Akira Kurosawa (1985, 2h42)

Original negative scanned in 4K and restored frame by frame in 4k by Éclair. Image and sound restoration under Studiocanal supervision with Kadokawa (Japanese co-producer). Color grading approved by Mr. Ueda (cinematographer), Akira Kurosawa’s close associate on the film.

• Hibernatus by Edouard Molinaro (1969, 1h40)

2K restoration presented by Gaumont. Image works done by Eclair, sound restored by Diapason with Eclair.

• Le Grand blond avec une chaussure noire by Yves Robert (1972, 1h30)

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