Martin Scorsese guides Cannes Classics
Lineup includes films by Godard, Antonioni, ViscontiPARIS -- Helmer and cinema historian Martin Scorsese will serve as honorary president of the sixth annual Cannes Classics sidebar at next month's Festival de Cannes, organizers said Tuesday.
This year's lineup will feature the works of such familiar names as Jean-Luc Godard ("Pierrot le Fou"), Michelangelo Antonioni ("L'avventura"), Luchino Visconti ("Senso") and Jacques Tati ("Mr. Hulot's Holiday"), while Scorsese will personally present a restored version of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1948 title "The Red Shoes."
Scorsese's nonprofit World Cinema Foundation will present three films: Edward Yang's "A Brighter Summer Day" (1991), Shadi Abdei Salam's "Al-Momia" (1969) and Emilio Gomez Muriel and Fred Zinnemann's "Redes" (1936).
Other special screenings include "To Hell and Back, Memories of Henri-Georges Clouzot," Serge Bromberg's recomposition of lost footage from Clouzot's mythical 1964 shoot of "L'Enfer"; and unseen footage from Ingmar Bergman home movies in "Images From the Playground," restored by Stig Bjorkman.
Cannes Classics also will celebrate Joseph Losey's 100th birthday with a Joseph Losey Centenary section complete with screenings of "Accident" (1967) and a new print of "Don Giovanni" (1979).
A list of Cannes Classics titles follows:
"The Red Shoes"
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1948, U.K.)
"To Hell and Back, Memories of Henri-Georges Clouzot"
Serge Bromberg (1964's "L'enfer")
World Cinema Foundation entries:
"A Bright Summer Day"
Edward Yang (1991, Taiwan, unseen version)
Shadi Abdel Salam (1969, Egypt)
Emilio Gomez Muriel and Fred Zinnemann (1936, Mexico)
"Images From the Playground" (Sweden)
Stig Bjorkman -- Restoration of Ingmar Bergman home movies
Joseph Losey Centenary
Joseph Losey (1967, U.K.)
Joseph Losey (1979, Italy)
Documentaries on filmmaking
"Les deux de la vague"
Antoine de Baecque and Emmanuel Laurent
"Pietro Germi: Il Bravo, Il Bello, Il Cattivo"
A selection of restored and new prints:
Michelangelo Antonioni (1960, Italy)
"An Uns Glaubt Gott Nicht Mehr"
Axel Corti (1982, Austria)
"Giu La Testa" (Once Upon a Time ... the Revolution)
Sergio Leone (1971, Italy)
"Loin du Vietnam" (Far From Vietnam)
Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Agnes Varda, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais (1967, France)
"Pierrot le fou"
Jean-Luc Godard (1965, France)
Shin Sang-ok (1961, South Korea)
Luchino Visconti (1954, Italy)
"Les vacances de M. Hulot" (Monsieur Hulot's Holiday)
Jacques Tati (1953, France)
Basil Dearden (1961, U.K.)
"Wake in Fright"
Ted Kotcheff (1971, Australia)
"Les yeux sans visage" (Eyes Without a Face)
Georges Franju (1960, France)