Because the relation of contemporary cinema to its own history was about to be shaken up by the arrival of digitalization, because the Festival de Cannes must also enchant cinemas of the past, the Festival de Cannes created Cannes Classics in 2004, to present classical films in restored versions. A now integral and essential part of the Selection Officielle, Cannes Classics is also a way for the festival to pay homage to the fundamental work provided by right-holders, cinematheques, production companies and national archives across the world. In this way, Cannes Classics puts the Festival de Cannes’ prestige in service of rediscovered cinema, accompanying the release of great films of the past in theaters or on DVD.
La Maison du docteur Edwardes
1945, 1h46, United States
Presented and restored by Walt Disney Studios in association with The Film Foundation, with the participation of the Academy Film Archive. Special thanks to Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.
Screening in the presence of Margaret Bodde, Executive Director, The Film Foundation.
Classe tous risques
1960, 1h49, France / Italy
Presented by TF1 Studio. New version restored in 4K HDR Dolby Vision by TF1 Studio, with the support of the CNC, Coin de Mire Cinéma and OCS from the original camera negative and the French sound negative. Digital and photochemical work carried out by the Éclair Classics laboratory, Paris/Bologna.
Screening in the presence of Pierre Olivier, EVP Film Library & Home Entertainement, TF1 Studio.
Barev, es em
Bonjour, c’est moi
Hello, It’s Me
1965, 2h16, Armenia
Presented by National Cinema Centre of Armenia (NCCA). Digital restoration by the NCCA with support by Hayastan All Armenian Fund, conducted by Locomotive Studios, Latvia. The 4K restoration featuring original Armenian-Russian mono soundtrack is based on the original 35mm camera negative held by Gosfilmofond of Russia, and the director-approved interpositive held at the National Archives of Armenia.
Screening in the presence of Shushanik Mirzakhanyan, Director, National Cinema Centre of Armenia, Vigen Galstyan, Head of the Film Heritage Department at the NCCA, Roberts Vinovskis, Director, Locomotive Studios in Latvia, Haykak Arshamyan, Director of All Armenian Fund.
Le Rendez-vous des quais
1955, 1h13, France
Presented by the CNC, the Cinémathèque française, Ciné-Archives and Paul Carpita’s succession. 4K digitalization, restoration and color grading of Paul Carpita’s movie were done by the CNC’s laboratory based on the original negative givent to the CNC by Ciné-Archives. Sound restoration was done by L.E. Diapason.
Screening in the presence of Laurent Cormier, Head of Heritage Cinema, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC).
Le Disque rouge
1956, 1h55, Italy
Presented by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna. Restored by Cineteca di Bologna and Surf Film at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory. With fundings provided by Ministero della Cultura and the contribution of “A Season of Classic Films”, an initiative of ACE – Association des Cinémathèques Européennes supported by the EU Creative Europe MEDIA programme.
Screening in the presence of Gian Luca Farinelli, Director, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna.
Bertrand Tavernier & Robert Parrish
1983, 1h47, France
Presented by Orange Studio. 4K restoration based on the original 35 mm negative by L’Image Retrouvée-Eclair Classics with careful work put into conforming to the original negative edit.
Screening in the presence of Kristina Zimmermann, Executive Director, Orange Studio.
1966, 1h27, Germany
Presented by the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Francfort. Restoration supported by the Förderprogramm Filmerbe (FFE) and financed by BKM, the Länder and FFA.
Digital restoration supervised by the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum and done by Cinepost Production, Unterföhring. The digitalization materials are the original camera negative and interposive combined. These materials are preserved by DFF and BETA Film.
Screening in the presence of Ellen Harrington, Director, DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum and Lou Burkart, member of the digitization and restoration team, DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum.
Le Village près du ciel
1953, 1h38, Switzerland
Presented by the Swiss Cinémathèque. 4K restoration by the Swiss Cinémathèque with the collaboration of the SRF and the support of Memoriav. A Praesens Films production. Laboratories: Cinegrell, Zurich. Screening in the presence of Frédéric Maire, Director, Cinémathèque Suisse.
Ces Messieurs de la santé
1934, 1h55, France
Presented by Pathé. 4K restoration, based on the original negatives, a standard master positive and a nitrate print. Work was done at the Image Retrouvée laboratories (Paris-Bologna) with the support of the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC).
Screening in the presence of Sophie Seydoux, President, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé.
Sziget a szárazföldön
The Lady from Constantinople
1969, 1h16, Hungary
Presented by the National Film Institute Hungary – Film Archive.
The 4K digital restoration using the original 35 mm image negative and positive print was carried out by the NFI Hungary- Film Archive and Film Lab, in the frame of the «Long-term restoration programme of the Hungarian film heritage». Digital grading supervised by Elemér Ragályi DOP.
Screening in the presence of Judit Elek and György Ráduly, Director, NFI Film Archive.
El esqueleto de la Señora Morales
Skeleton of Mrs. Morales
Rogelio A. González
1959, 1h24, Mexico
Presented by Cineteca Nacional. Forms part of the América Móvil and Claro Video collections. The digital restoration was made by The Digital Restoration Laboratory of Cineteca Nacional, in cooperation with América Móvil y Claro Video, from a 35 mm positive print preserved in the vaults of the institution. A digital workflow of image, sound and color stabilization was done on this version.
Hombre de la esquina rosada
L’Homme au coin rose
Man on Pink Corner
René Mugica, scénario de Jorge-Luis Borges
1962, 1h10, Argentina
Presented by Argentina Sono Film. Restored in 4K by Cubic Restoration, in cooperation with Society for Audiovisual Heritage, and the support of cultural patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, coordinated by Fernando Madedo and supervised by Luis Alberto Scalella. Restoration carried out on the 60th anniversary of the film from the original 35mm negatives, a 16mm positive duplicate and a 35mm negative duplicate preserved at the archive of Argentina Sono Film, owner of the film.
Screening in the presence of Luis Alberto Scalella, President, Argentina Sono Film..
1967, 4h14, France
Presented by les films du losange. The 35mm negative having been burned in a fire at the GTC laboratory in 1973, this restoration was carried out using elements from various sources kept at the Archives du film and in the stocks of Eclair Préservation. The film was reconstituted in accordance with its original version using an incomplete positive print, a complete duplicate and incomplete 16mm rushes. Film restored in 4K by Véronique Manniez-Rivette and Les films du Veilleur, with the support of the CNC, by the Hiventy laboratory in Boulogne Billancourt, and under the supervision of Caroline Champetier, AFC.
Screening in the presence of Bulle Ogier and Jean-Pierre Kalfon.
Caligula – The Ultimate Cut
1976, 2h53, United States / Italy
Presented by Penthouse Films International. Restoration produced by Penthouse films International. The image and sound restoration work was done by Technorganica based on the original camera negatives and the original audio. This project was supervised by Thomas Negovan. French distributor: Bac Films. International seller: Goodfellas.
Screening in the presence of Helen Mirren and Thomas Negovan.
The Chosen One
Aribam Syam Sharma
1990, 1h31, India
Presented and restored by Film Heritage Foundation at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory and Prasad Corporation Pvt. Ltd.’s Post – Studios, Chennai, in association with the Producer and Director, Aribam Syam Sharma and Manipur State Film Development Society. Funding provided by Film Heritage Foundation with the support of Dr. Richard Meyer and Susan Harmon.
Screening in presence of Aribam Syam Sharma, the team of the film and Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, director of the Film Heritage Foundation.