On the heritage trail with Cannes Classics

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by Richard Mowe

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.

Restored Prints

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

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