Rediscover the Classics – Cannes 2024 Brings Stars, Restoration, and Revelations

The esteemed Cannes Classics selection, marking its 20th year, is set to enchant audiences once again with a blend of screenings, restorations, and documentaries rich in cinematic history. The 2024 edition heralds a parade of luminaries, including Faye Dunaway, Wim Wenders, and Costa-Gavras, among others. This year’s lineup promises a journey through the annals of film, honoring those who keep cinema’s legacy alive – from archivists to festival-goers and the young “Three Days in Cannes” spectators. The event pays homage to film conservationists, distributors, and viewers alike, uniting behind the shared passion for the silver screen.

Events Spotlighting Cinematic Greats

  • Charles Vidor’s “GILDA”: 100th Anniversary of Columbia Pictures
  • Wim Wenders’ “PARIS, TEXAS”: Celebrating 40 years with director Wim Wenders
  • Costa-Gavras’ Influence: A documentary titled “LA VÉRITÉ EST RÉVOLUTIONNAIRE – L’AVEU”
  • Jean-Luc Godard’s Final Works: The unveiling of “SCÉNARIOS”
  • Akira Kurosawa’s “SEVEN SAMURAI: 70th-anniversary celebration
  • The Oeuvre of Frederick Wiseman: Featuring his film “LAW AND ORDER”
  • Claudine Nougaret and Raymond Depardon’s Photographic Journey: “LES ANNÉES DÉCLIC”
  • Carlos Diegues’ “BYE BYE BRASIL”: A tribute by producer Lucy Barreto
  • Jacques Demy’s “THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG”: 60th anniversary with Rosalie Varda-Demy and Mathieu Demy
  • Jacques Demy’s Legacy: Documented in “JACQUES DEMY, LE ROSE ET LE NOIR”
Nastassja Kinski in Wim Wender's Paris Texas
Nastassja Kinski in Wim Wender’s Paris Texas

Documentaries Unveiling World Cinema Icons

  • “FAYE”: Laurent Bouzereau’s intimate portrait of Faye Dunaway
  • “JIM HENSON IDEA MAN”: Directed by Ron Howard, explore Jim Henson’s creations
  • “WALKING IN THE MOVIES”: Delving into the influence of Korean cinema pioneer Kim Dong-ho
  • “JACQUES ROZIER, D’UNE VAGUE À L’AUTRE”: Celebrating filmmaker Jacques Rozier
  • “ELIZABETH TAYLOR: THE LOST TAPES”: Curtain lifted on Elizabeth Taylor by Nanette Burstein
  • “FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT, LE SCÉNARIO DE MA VIE”: Examining the final days of François Truffaut
  • “ONCE UPON A TIME MICHEL LEGRAND”: A musical voyage with composer Michel Legrand

Restored Prints: Classics Revived for the Big Screen at Cannes Classics 2024

  • Marco Bellocchio’s “SLAP THE MONSTER ON PAGE ONE”: Restored by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
  • Steven Spielberg’s “THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS”: 4K restoration under Spielberg’s supervision
  • “CAMP DE THIAROYE” by Ousmane Sembene: Restoration by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project
  • Jean-Pierre Melville’s “ARMY OF SHADOWS”: A Studiocanal 4K presentation
  • Dalton Trumbo’s “JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN”: Restored to its 4K glory by Gaumont
  • Mario Soffici’s “ROSAURA AT 10 O’CLOCK”: A piece of Argentine cinematic history
  • Montxo Armendáriz’s “TASIO”: A culturally rich Spanish film
  • Jacques de Baroncelli’s “THE ROSE OF THE SEA”: French cinema revived
  • Lino Brocka’s “BONA”: A stem from the golden age of Philippine cinema
  • Shyam Benegal’s “MANTHAN”: A gem of Indian cinema restored
  • Tsui Hark’s “SHANGHAI BLUES”: The 40th Anniversary of Film Workshop
  • Robert Bresson’s “FOUR NIGHTS OF A DREAMER”: An integral part of French-Italian film heritage
  • “NAPOLÉON VU PAR ABEL GANCE”: The epic that started it all.

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