The Cannes Film Festival organisers continue to place growing importance on cinema heritage with a wide-ranging selection devoted to film history and film restoration. Among the gems on offer is Mark Cousins’ A Story Of Children And Film, a follow-up to The Story Of Film. The documentary investigates cinema and childhood as seen through 53 movies - such as ET and The Red Balloon - from 25 countries.
With Kim Novak attending a gala show of the restored print of Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock, many other cinema legends (to be confirmed) will be there to accompany their titles.
In honour of the 50th anniversary of Jean Cocteau’s death, La Belle Et La Bete (1946) will be screened as well as Opium (2013), a musical comedy directed by Arielle Dombasle.
Euzhan Palcy’s film, Simeon (1992) will be shown in honour of the 100th birthday of French poet, author and politican Aimé Césaire.
In tribute to Joanne Woodward, seen with late husband Paul Newman on this year’s Cannes poster, the festival will screen the latest film she has produced: Shepard & Dark (2013), by Treva Wurmfeld.
The programme comprises 20 feature-length films and three documentaries.
Vertigo (1958) Alfred Hitchcock
Borom Sarret (1963) Ousmane Sembène
Charulata (1964) Satyajit Ray
Cleopatra (1963) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Fedora (1978) Billy Wilder
Goha (1957) Jacques Baratier
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) Alain Resnais
The Desert Of Tartars (1976) Valerio Zurlini
La Grande Abbuffata (1973) Marco Ferreri
La Reine Margot (1994) Patrice Chéreau
Le Joli Mai (1963) Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme
The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (1964) Jacques Demy
Lucky Luciano (1973) Francesco Rosi
The Nail Of Brightness (1975) Lino Brocka
Blazing Sun (1960) René Clément
An Autumn Afternoon (1962) Yasujirō Ozu
The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz (1974) Ted Kotcheff
The Last Detail (1973) Hal Ashby
The Last Emperor 3D (1987) Bernardo Bertolucci
Visions of Eight (1973) Youri Ozerov, Milos Forman, Mai Zetterling, Claude Lelouch, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Kon Ichikawa.
World Cinema Documentaries
Con La Pata Quebrada (2013) Diego Galán
A Story Of Children And Film (2013) Mark Cousins