It seemed like fate when we added Jacques Becker’s LE TROU (above) as a near last-minute additon to the Cinema Reborn 2019 selection.
Then, as we assembled the program trying to get a balance between long and short, light and dark, humorous and dramatic, known and unknown, it suddenly dawned that the way things had panned out we had a day of black and white movies on our roster.
From 10.15 am on Saturday 4 May right through to 8.30 pm. That meant our patrons can see the riveting prison escape drama LE TROU first thing in the morning and allows for an hour to have lunch somewhere round The Spot before heading back for an afternoon of classics from Australia (SONS OF MATTHEW, Charles Chauvel, 1949, above), Cuba (MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT, Tomas Gutierrez Alea, 1968, below) and the USA (IN A LONELY PLACE, Nicholas Ray, 1950, bottom).
Renowned Directors of Photography will have their work on display in this most unique compilation of films that show off the art of film restoration to the max. Ghislain Cloquet, Carl Kayser & Bert Nicholas, Ramon F Suarez and Burnett Guffey have all had their special art brought back to astonishing new life.
Tickets to all sessions via the Ritz website