Cannes Classics: Sophia Loren Guest Of Honor; Leone, De Sica, Hitchcock, Capra Films Among Restorations To Screen

The Cannes Film Festival is firming up plans for the 67th edition at a rapid clip this week, announcing jury members on Monday, followed by new Official Selection titles this morning and now the Cannes Classics sidebar lineup. Sophia Loren has been named the Cannes Classics guest of honor this year. Winner of the 1961 Best Actress prize in Cannes for Two Women, and president of the jury in 1966, Loren will give a Masterclass and attend the screening of her son Edoardo Ponti’s La Voce Umana in which she features. Also screening the same evening is Vittorio De Sica’s Marriage Italian Style. The decade-old Classics section is a showcase for restored and rediscovered versions of films that make up international cinema’s heritage. Screenings of each title are accompanied by the team responsible and, when possible, the original work’s director. There are 22 features and two documentaries which will screen in DCP 2K or DCP 4K. For the first time no 35mm print will be shown in the section, which Cannes notes comes with “regret for some or with celebration for others.” Following is the list of the films that make up Cannes Classics: (more…)

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