Venice Cinema Mostra Film Festival
Venezia Classici 2019

The restored films of Venezia Classici 2019


Director and screenwriter Costanza Quatriglio (Sembra mio figlio, Terramatta, Con il fiato sospeso) will chair the Jury of Film Students which – for the eighth year in a row – will award the VENICE CLASSICS prizes for the respective competitions for BEST RESTORED FILM and for the BEST DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CINEMA.

The following is the complete line-up of the restorations in the section Venice Classics, selected for the 76th Venice Film Festival:

VENICE CLASSICS


THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN

by JACK ARNOLD (USA, 1957, 81’, B/W)
restored by: Universal Pictures

LA COMMARE SECCA (THE GRIM REAPER)

by BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI (Italy, 1962, 92’, B/W)
restored by: CSC-Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with RTI-Mediaset

STRATEGIA DEL RAGNO (THE SPIDER'S STRATAGEM)

by BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI (Italy, 1970, 110’, Colour)
restored by: Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Massimo Sordella in collaboration with Compass Film

ENSAYO DE UN CRIMEN (THE CRIMINAL LIFE OF ARCHIBALDO DE LA CRUZ)

by LUIS BUÑUEL (Mexico, 1955, 92’, B/W)
restored by: Cineteca Nacional México in collaboration with Sindicato de Trajadores de la Producción Cinematográfica

LE PASSAGE DU RHIN (THE CROSSING OF THE RHINE)

by ANDRÉ CAYATTE (France, Germany, Italy, 1960, 125’, B/W)
restored by: Gaumont

MARIA ZEF

by VITTORIO COTTAFAVI (Italy, 1981, 122’, Colour)
restored by: Rai Teche in collaboration with Cineteca del Friuli, Fuori Orario (Rai3) and Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino

CRASH

by DAVID CRONENBERG (Canada, 1996, 100’, Colour)
restored by: Recorded Picture Company and Turbine Media Group (with the supervision of David Cronenberg and DOP Peter Suschitzky)

FRANCISCA

by MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA (Portugal, 1981, 167’, Colour)
restored by: Cinemateca Portuguesa - Museu do Cinema

KHANEH SIAH AST (THE HOUSE IS BLACK)

by FOROUGH FARROKHZAD (Iran, 1962, 21’, B/W)
restored by: Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Ecran Noir productions, in collaboration with Ebrahim Golestan. With the support of Genoma Films and Mahrokh Eshaghian

LO SCEICCO BIANCO (THE WHITE SHEIK)

by FEDERICO FELLINI (Italy, 1952, 86’, B/W)
restored by: Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna in the context of “Fellini 100” project, in collaboration with RTI-Mediaset and Infinity

SODRÁSBAN (CURRENT)

by ISTVÁN GAÁL (Hungary, 1963, 85’, B/W)
restored by: Hungarian National Film Fund – Film Archive

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TAPPE-HAYE MARLIK (THE HILLS OF MARLIK)

by EBRAHIM GOLESTAN (Iran, 1964, 15’, Colour)
restored by: Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Ecran Noir productions, in collaboration with Ebrahim Golestan and the National Film Archive of Iran. With the support of Mahrokh Eshaghian and Genoma Films

LA MUERTE DE UN BURÒCRATA (DEATH OF A BUREAUCRAT)

by TOMÁS GUTIÉRREZ ALEA (Cuba, 1966, 85’, B/W)
restored by: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Archive) and Cinemateca de Cuba

OUT OF THE BLUE

by DENNIS HOPPER (Canada, USA, 1980, 94’, Colour)
restored by: Discovery Productions (John Alan Simon and Elizabeth Karr)

EXTASE (ECSTASY)

by GUSTAV MACHATÝ (Czechoslovakia, 1932, 87’, B/W)
restored by: Národní filmový archiv (National Film Archive in Prague), thanks to the support of Milada Kučerová and Eduard Kučera and the collaboration of the Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary

MAURI

by MERATA MITA (New Zealand, 1988, 100’, Colour)
restored by: New Zealand Film Commission

TIRO AL PICCIONE (PIGEON SHOOT)

by GIULIANO MONTALDO (Italy, 1961, 115’, B/W)
restored by: CSC-Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with Surf Film

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

by MARTIN SCORSESE (USA, 1977, 163’, Colour)
New 35mm print courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), on the occasion of United Artists centennial anniversary

KALINA KRASNAYA (THE RED SNOWBALL TREE)

by VASILIY SHUKSHIN (URSS, 1973, 107’, Colour)
restored by: Mosfilm Cinema Concern (Karen Shakhnazarov producer of the restoration)

WAY OF A GAUCHO

by JACQUES TOURNEUR (USA, 1952, 91’, Colour)
restored by: Twentieth Century Fox and The Film Foundation

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The Venice Classics section will also feature the presentation of a selection of documentaries about cinema and its filmmakers.

VENICE CLASSICS DOCUMENTARIES

In Competition


FELLINI FINE MAI (FELLINI NEVER-ENDING)

by EUGENIO CAPPUCCIO
Italy / 80’

BOIA, MASCHERE E SEGRETI: L’HORROR ITALIANO DEGLI ANNI SESSANTA

by STEVE DELLA CASA
Italy / 75’

800 MAL EINSAM – EIN TAG MIT DEM FILMEMACHER EDGAR REITZ (800 TIMES LONELY – ONE DAY WITH GERMAN FILMMAKER EDGAR REITZ)

by ANNA HEPP
Germany / 84’

SE C’È UN ALDILÀ SONO FOTTUTO. VITA E CINEMA DI CLAUDIO CALIGARI

by SIMONE ISOLA, FAUSTO TROMBETTA
Italy / 105’

LIFE AS A B-MOVIE: PIERO VIVARELLI

by FABRIZIO LAURENTI, NICCOLÒ VIVARELLI
Italy / 83’

BABENCO – ALGUÉM TEM QUE OUVRIR O CORAÇÃO E DIZER: PAROU (BABENCO – TELL ME WHEN I DIE)

by BÁRBARA PAZ
Brasil / 75’

LEAP OF FAITH

by ALEXANDRE O. PHILIPPE
USA / 105’

FULCI FOR FAKE

by SIMONE SCAFIDI
UK, Italy / 92’

TARKOVSKIJ CINEMA PRAYER

by ANDREJ ANDREJEVICH TARKOVSKIJ JR
Italy, Russia, Sweden / 96’

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