Sunday, 13 May 2018

Digitisations, Restorations and Revivals (35) - Cannes 2018 selections

Editor's Note: Resuming a series that  focuses on restoration world wide. Here is the selection.

Henri Decoin
Beating Heart (Battement de cœur) by Henri Decoin (1939, France)
2K Restoration presented by Gaumont in association with the CNC. 
Ladri di biciclette(Bicycle Thieves) by Vittorio De Sica (1948, 1h29, Italy). Presented by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
Enamorada by Emilio Fernández (1946, 1h39, Mexico)
Presented by The Film Foundation. Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project. 
Tôkyô monogatari(Tokyo Story) by Yasujiro Ozu (1953, 2h15, Japan)
Presented by Shochiku. Digital restoration by Shochiku Co., Ltd., in cooperation with The Japan Foundation. 
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock (1958, 2h08, United States of America). Presented by Park Circus. 4K digital restoration from the VistaVision negative done by Universal Studios. 
Gloria Swanson, Billy Wilder (ca. 1950)
The Apartmentby Billy Wilder (1960, 2h05, United States of America)
Presented by Park Circus with the co-operation of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 4K digital restoration from the original camera negative. Digital restoration completed by Cineteca di Bologna.
Démanty noci (Diamonds of the Night / Les Diamants de la nuit) by Jan Němec (1964, 1h08, Czech Republic)
Presented by the National Film Archive, Prague. 
War and Peace by Sergey Bondarchuk (1965, 2h27, Russia) Presented by Mosfilm.
La Religieuse (The Nun) by Jacques Rivette (1965, 2h15, France)
Presented by Studiocanal. 4K restoration from the original camera negative. 
Četri balti krekli (Four White Shirts) by Rolands Kalnins (1967, 1h20, Latvia)
Presented by National Film Centre of Latvia. 
La Hora de los hornos (The Hour of the Furnaces) by Fernando Solanas (1968, 1h25, Argentina)
Presented by CINAIN - Cinemateca y Archivo de la Imagen Nacional. 
Specialists / Gli specialisti) by Sergio Corbucci (1969, 1h45, France, Italy, Germany)
Presented by TF1 Studio. 
João a faca e o rio (João and the Knife) by George Sluizer (1971, 1h30, the Netherlands)
Presented by EYE Filmmuseum, Stoneraft Film in association with Haghefilm Digital. A full 4K restoration of the original 35mm Techniscope camera negative shot by Jan de Bont. 
Blow for Blow (Coup pour coup) by Marin Karmitz (1972, 1h30, France)
Presented by MK2. Restoration carried out by Eclair from the original negative in 2K with the help of the CNC and supervised by director Marin Kermit. 

Agnes Varda
L'une chante, l'autre pas (One Sings the Other Doesn't) by Agnès Varda (1977, 2h, France)
Presented by Ciné Tamaris.
Grease by Randal Kleiser (1978, 1h50, United States of America)
Presented by Park Circus and Paramount Pictures. 4K digital restoration from the original camera negative..
 Fad,jal (Grand-père, raconte-nous) by Safi Faye (1979, 1h52, Senegal, France)
Presented by the CNC and Safi Faye. Digital restoration carried out from the 2K scan of the 16mm negatives. Restoration made by the CNC laboratory. 
Five and the Skin (Cinq et la peau) by Pierre Rissient (1981, 1h35, France, Philippines)
Presented by TF1 Studio. 4K restoration from the original camera negative and the French magnetic tape. 
A Ilha dos Amores (The Island of Love) by Paulo Rocha (1982, 2h49, Portugal, Japan)
Presented by Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema. 4K wet gate scan of two 35mm image and sound interpositives struck in a Japanese film lab in 1996. Digital grading was made by La Cinemaquina (Lisbon, Portugal) using a 35mm distribution print from 1982 as a reference. Digital restoration of the image was made by IrmaLucia Efeitos Especiais (Lisbon, Portugal).
Bagdad Café (Out of Rosenheim) by Percy Adlon (1987, 1h44, Germany)
Presented by Studiocanal. 4k Scan and restoration. Work led by Alpha Omega Digital in Munich and carried out under the continuous supervision of director Percy Adlon. 
Le Grand Bleu (The Big Blue) by Luc Besson (1988, 2h18, France, United States of America, Italy)
Presented by Gaumont. A 2K restoration. Image work carried out by Eclair, sound restored by L.E Diapason in partnership with Eclair. 
Bruce Beresford
Driving Miss Daisy  by Bruce Beresford (1989, 1h40, United States of America)
Presented by Pathé. 4K restoration made from 35mm original image and sound negatives. Restoration carried out by Pathé L’image Retrouvée laboratory (Paris/Bologne) with the collaboration of director Bruce Beresford.
Cyrano de Bergerac by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (1990, 2h15, France)
Presented by Lagardère Studios Distribution. Scan from the original negative and 4K restoration carried out by L’Image Retrouvée for Lagardère Studios Distribution with the support of the CNC, the Cinémathèque française, the Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain, Arte France–Unité Cinéma, Pathé et Mr. Francis Kurkdjian. 
Hyenas (Hyènes) by Djibril Diop Mambety (1992, 1h50, Senegal, France, Switzerland)
Presented by Thelma Film AG with the support of the Cinémathèque Suisse.

Scan from the orginal negative, cleaning and colorimetry correction in 2K. Works carried out by Eclair Cinéma SAS. 
Lamb (La Lutte sénégalaise) by Paulin Soumanou Vieyra (1963, 18 min, Senegal) Presented by La Cinémathèque de l’Institut français, Orange and PSV Films. Digital restoration made from 2K scan of the 35mm negatives. Restoration carried out by Eclair.
El Massir (Destiny / Le Destin) by Youssef Chahine (1997, 2h15, Egypt, France)
4K restauration at Éclair Ymagis laboratory by Orange Studio, MISR International Films and the Cinémathèque française with the support of the CNC.

Youssef Chahine

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