Things are building towards the release of the full Cinema Reborn program that will be presented by the Australian Film, Television & Radio School at its Sydney Entertainment Quarter building from 3-7 May. We are aiming to have the full program out in the week beginning Monday March 19 and subscription tickets will go on sale at the same time. Keep checking the Cinema Reborn website
Notes on two more titles have been posted on that website. Both are being provided to the festival by the Cineteca Bologna and both have been restored by Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project.
The notes on Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates were written for Cinema Reborn by noted British critic Tony Rayns. Tony has recently recorded an audio commentary for a forthcoming Criterion Blu-ray release of this remarkable film. A sample “If The Colour of Pomegranates were a building, it would be a world heritage site.”
Melbourne-based cinephile Peter Hourigan has written the notes for Med Hondo’s remarkable debut feature Soleil O. A sample “Possibly equally angry films were made at the time. But Hondo shows from the start his powers as a real filmmaker. He thinks in images, not polemics…”