Robert De Niro’s 'A Bronx Tale' Among Cannes Classics Selections

8:04 AM PST 04/26/2011 by Rebecca Leffler
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Bernardo Bertolucci will receive an honorary Palme d'Or at the fest's opening ceremonies.

PARIS -- The Festival de Cannes announced its Cannes Classics selection on Tuesday that will see jury president Robert De Niro's A Bronx Tale screen alongside 13 restored legendary feature films, five documentaries and a film lesson from Malcom McDowell.

De Niro will present his famous film on May 14 alongside the Tribeca film festival's team. A restored copy of Bernardo Bertolucci's Il Conformista will also screen. The filmmaker will receive an honorary Palme d'Or at the fest's opening ceremonies. 

On May 17, the fest will pay homage to the career of actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, who has starred in six Cannes Competition titles during his long career. Vincent Perrotand Jeff Domenech's 2011 documentary Belmondo... Itineraire will screen as well as new copies of Philippe de Broca's 1973 film Magnifique and Henri Verneuil's Cent mille dollars au soleil that will be screened on the beach as part of the Cinema de la Plage program.

As previously announced, Jerry Schatzberg and Faye Dunaway will grace the Croisette for the presentation of Puzzle of a Downfall Child, a restored copy from Universal.

Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange has also been restored by Warner Bros. for the film's 40th anniversary and will screen on May 19. Malcolm McDowell will attend the screening alongside the director's widow Christiane Kubrick and Jan Harlan, Kubrick's former collaborator and author of 2000 book Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures. The following day, McDowell will give a Masterclass moderated by Michel Ciment followed by a premiere screening of Ciment and Antoine de Gaudemar's film Once Upon a Time…Clockwork Orange produced by Folamour Productions.

The majority of this year's Cannes Classics films will be screening in the Bunuel or 60th anniversary theaters at the Palais, with some to be screened at the Cinema de la Plage beachside or La Licorne cinema in Cannes.

Cannes Classics is part of the fest's Official Selection and was founded in 2004 to showcase re-discovered films, restored prints and great works of the past. Films screened have been restored by national archives, cinematheques, studios, producers and distributors.

A full list of the Cannes Classics titles follows:

A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la lune) by Georges Melies (France, 1902, 16')
Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick (USA, 1971, 137')
The Machine to Kill Bad People (La Macchina Ammazzacattivi) by Roberto Rossellini (Italy, 1952, 80')
A Bronx Tale by Robert De Niro (USA, 1993, 121').
The Conformist (Il Conformista) by Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy, 1970, 118')
Sugar Cane Alley (Rue Cases Négres) by Euzhan Palcy (France, 1983, 106')
Puzzle of a Downfall Child by Jerry Schatzberg (USA, 1970, 105')
The Law of the Border (Hudutlarin Kanunu) by Lufti O. Akad (Turkey, 1966, 74')
No Man’s Land (Niemandsland) by Victor Trivas (Germany, 1931, 81').
The Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du paradis) by Marcel Carné (France, 1945, 190')
Despair by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Germany, 1978, 115')
The Savage (Le Sauvage) by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (France, 1975, 106')
Chronicle of a Summer (Chronique d’un été) by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin (France, 1966, 91')
The Assassin (L’Assassino) by Elio Petri (Italy, 1961, 100')

And the following documentaries:
The Look by Angelica Maccarone (Germany / France, 2011, 95')
Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel by Alex Stapleton (USA, 2011, 125')
Belmondo ... Itineraire by Vincent Perrot and Jeff Domenech (France, 2011, 86')
Kurosawa’s Way (Kurosawa, la Voie) by Catherine Cadou (France, 2011, 52')
Once Upon a Time ... A Clockwork Orange (Il était une fois… Orange mécanique) by Antoine de Gaudemar and Michel Ciment (France, 2011, 52')

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