Kubrick’s horror classic was has been remastered by Warner Bros in 4K using a new 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative. After being presented 50 years ago on the Croisette, Dennis Hopper’s 1969 classic Easy Rider has been restored in 4K by Sony Pictures Entertainment in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna. It was restored from the 35mm original picture negative.
The sidebar (see the full lineup below) will screen three Luis Buñuel films and Vittorio De Sica’s Miracle In Milan. There will also be a tribute to Lina Wertmüller, the first female filmmaker ever nominated as a director at the Academy Awards in 1977 for Pasqualino Settebellezze. Wertmüller will introduce the film with lead actor Giancarlo Giannini in attendance.
This year’s typically impressive Cannes Classics lineup will also feature the late Milos Forman’s second film Loves of a Blonde and a documentary on the filmmaker Forman vs. Forman by Helena Trestikova and Jakub Hejna.
Cannes Classics 2019 lineup
Toni by Jean Renoir (1934, 1h22, France)
Presented by Gaumont. First digital restoration in 4K presented by Gaumont with the support of the CNC. Restoration done by L’image retrouvée in Bologna and Paris.
Le Ciel est à vous (1943, 1h45, France) by Jean Grémillon
Presented by TF1 Studio. Restaured version in 4K using two intermediate and a duplicate done by TF1 studio, with the support of the CNC and Coin de Mire cinéma. Digital and photochimical work done by L21 laboratory.
Moulin Rouge (1952, 1h59, UK) by John Huston
Presented and restored by The Film Foundation in collaboration with Park Circus, Romulus Films and MGM with additional funding provided by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a unique partnership between the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique (SACEM), and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW). Restored from the 35mm Original Nitrate 3-Strip Technicolor Negative. 4K scanning, color grading, digital image restoration and film recording by Cineric, Inc., New York. Colorist: Daniel DeVincent. Audio restoration by Chace Audio. Restoration Consultant: Grover Crisp.
Kanal (Ils aimaient la vie / They Loved Life) (1957, 1h34, Poland) by Andrzej Wajda
Presented by Malavida, in association with Kdr. Scanned, calibrated and restored in 4K under the artistic supervision of Andrzej Wajda and Jerzy Wójcik, second DOP, and regular collaborator of Wajda (Ashes and Diamonds) and one of the greatest Polish DOP. Technical supervision: Waldermar Makula. 4k Scan from the original negative, image and sound. Producted by Studio Filmowe Kadr with the participation of Filmoteka Narodowa. French distribution: Malavida. International Sales: Studio Filmowe Kadr.
Hu shi ri ji (Diary of a Nurse) (1957, 1h37, China) by Tao Jin
Presented by IQIYI et New Ipicture Media co., ltd (NIPM). 4K Scan and 3K Digital Restoration from the original 35mm print positive materials mastered in 2K. Restoration financed by IQIYI & NIPM, and made by L’Immagine Ritrovata (Italy) and Laser Digital Film SRL (Italy).
Hakujaden (Le Serpent blanc / The White Snake Enchantress) (1958, 1h18, Japan) by Taiji Yabushita
Presented by Toei Animation Company, ltd., Toei company, ltd. and National Archive of Japan. The project celebrates the 100th anniversary for the birth of Japan animation and 60th anniversary for the original theatrical release in 1958.4K scan and restoration from the original negative, 35mm print, tape materials, and animation cels by Toei lab tech co., ltd. et Toei digital center are carried out. The restored data is stored in 2K.
125 Rue Montmartre (1959, 1h25, France) by Gilles Grangier
Presented by Pathé. 4K Scan and 2k restoration, using the original safety negative (negative image, intermediate and negative optique sound) Work done by Eclair laboratory for the image and L.E Diapason (Léon Rousseau) for the sound part. Restored with the support of the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC).
A tanú (Le Témoin / The Witness) (1969, 1h52, Hongrie) by Péter Bacsó
The original uncensored version presented by the Hungarian National Film Fund – Film Archive. The film was restored in 4K using the original camera negative and outtakes, the only existing uncensored positive print and the original magnetic sound. The restoration was carried out at the Hungarian Filmlab. The digital colour grading was supervised by Tamás Andor (HSC, Hungarian Society of Cinematographers).
Tetri karavani (La Caravane blanche / The White Caravan) (1964, 1h37, Georgia) by Eldar Shengelaia and Tamaz Meliava
Presented by Georgian National Film Center. 4K Scan from 35mm, digital restoration (color, grading, stabilization). Restoration financed by the Georgian National Film Center, the restoration made by National Archives of Georgia. Director Eldar Shengelaia in attendance.
Plogoff, des pierres contre des fusils by Nicole Le Garrec (1980, 1h48, France)
Presented by Ciaofilm. Restored in 2k from the original negative 16mm image. Sound restoration from the 16mm magnetic. Work done by Hiventy laboratory under the supervision of Ciaofilm and Pascale Le Garrec, with the help of the CNC, Région Bretagne and the Cinemathèque de Bretagne. Distributed by Next Film Distribution. Director Nicole Le Garrec in attendance.
Caméra d’Afrique (20 ans de cinéma africain) (20 Years of African Cinema) by Férid Boughedir (1983, 1h38, Tunisia / France)
Presented by the CNC. Restoration: Laboratory of the CNC. 2K scan from the original 16mm image negative. Sound restoration : Hiventy. This movie fits into the restoration scheme initiated by L’Institut français and the CNC, supervised by the commitee for the African cinematographic heritage. Right-holders: Marsa film. French Distribution: Les Films du Losange. Director Férid Boughedir in attendance.
Dao ma zei (The Horse Thief / Le Voleur de Chevaux) (1986, 1h28, China) by Tian Zhuangzhuang and Peicheng Pan
Presented by Xi’An Film Studio. 4K Scan and 4K 48 fps digital restoration from the 35mm original camera negative. Restoration financed and made by China Film Archive.Director Tian Zhuangzhuang and Cinematographer Hou Yong in attendance.
The Doors (Les Doors) (1991, 2h20, USA) by Oliver Stone
Presented by Studiocanal, in partnership with Paramount, Lionsgate and Imagine Ritrovatta. Restored in 4k, initiated and supervised by Oliver Stone from the original negative, scanned in 4k 16 bits on ARRISCAN at Fotokem US. Restoration managed by Imagine Ritrovatta in Italy. Calibrated work supervised by Oliver Stone. Immersive soundtrack thanks to the Atmos mix created by Formosa Group, Hollywood, under the supervision of Dolby and original mixers of the film Wylie Stateman and Lon Bender. The movie can be seen in 7.1 and 5.1. Remastered 4K now available in 4K Cinema, UHD Dolby Vision and Atmos.
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (USA, 1h34) by Midge Costin
Presented by Dogwoof and Cinetic Media.
The biggest directors and artists make us immerse in the history and impact of sound in cinema: Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Barbra Streisand, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Patty Jenkins, Robert Redford, Ryan Coogler, David Lynch, Sofia Coppola, Christopher Nolan, Ang Lee, Walter Murch. A rich, fascinating and essential documentary.
Les Silences de Johnny (55mn, France) by Pierre-William Glenn
Presented by les films du Phœnix in coproduction with Ciné+.
A personal and moving portrait of actor Johnny Hallyday by great cinematographer, director and friend of Johnny’s Pierre-William Glenn.
La Passione di Anna Magnani (1h, Italy / France) by Enrico Cerasuolo
Presented by les Films du Poisson and Zenit Arti Audiovisive.
The destiny of legendary actress Anna Magnani through archive footage, often unpublished. To dive into the history of Italian cinema.
Cinecittà – I mestieri del cinema Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy, 55mn) by Mario Sesti
Presented by Erma Pictures in collaboration with Cinecittà Luce.
A presentation of Erma Pictures in collaboration with Cinecittà Luce.
The last interview of the Master Bertolucci who recalls his work with precision, delicacy and philosophy. A movie lesson.