THE LAST EMPEROR 3D Conversion Will Be Unveiled At Cannes

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The Last Emperor

Hope you’re ready for more updates from the upcoming Cannes Film Festival line-up, because we have some great news to share: Bernardo Bertolucci‘s 1987 epic The Last Emperor is getting a 3D conversion and will be unveiled at Cannes!

That means that festival’s organizers are more than ready to pay tribute to the essential work being done by copyright holders, film libraries, production companies and national archives throughout the world.

Written by Bertolucci and Mark Peploe, a 1987 biopic tells the story of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, whose life is depicted from his ascent to the throne as a small boy to his imprisonment and political rehabilitation by the Chinese Communist authorities.

After all those years, the movie is still worth our full attention. Just for a record, it won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

For the end of this report, here’s full Cannes Classics lineup:

The Cannes Film Festival runs this year from May 15th to 26th. Full Cannes Classics lineup below.

RESTORED PRINTS

BOROM SARRET(1963, 20’) by Ousmane Sembène

CHARULATA (CHARLUTA: THE LONELY WIFE) (1964, 1:57) by Satyajit Ray

CLEOPATRA (1963, 4:03) by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

FEDORA (1978, 1:50) by Billy Wilder

GOHA (1957, 1:18) by Jacques Baratier

HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (1959, 1:32) by Alain Resnais

IL DESERTO DEI TARTARI (THE DESERT OF TARTARS) (1976, 2:20) by Valerio Zurlini

LA GRANDE ABBUFFATA (LA GRANDE BOUFFE) (1973, 2h05) by Marco Ferreri

LA REINE MARGOT (1994, 2:39) by Patrice Chéreau

LE JOLI MAI (1963, new 2013 cut: 2:25) by Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme

LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG (THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG) (1964, 1:31) by Jacques Demy

LUCKY LUCIANO (1973, 1:55) by Francesco Rosi

MAYNILA: SA MGA KUKO NG LIWANAG (MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT) (1975, 2:04) by Lino Brocka

PLEIN SOLEIL (BLAZING SUN) (1960, 1:55) by René Clément

SANMA NO AJI (AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON) (1962, colour, 2:13) by Yasujirō Ozu

THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ (1974, 2:00) by Ted Kotcheff

THE LAST DETAIL (1973, 1:44) by Hal Ashby

THE LAST EMPEROR 3D (1987, 2h43) by Bernardo Bertolucci

VISIONS OF EIGHT (1973, 1:49) by Youri Ozerov, Milos Forman, Mai Zetterling, Claude Lelouch, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Kon Ichikawa.

In honour of the 50th anniversary of Cocteau’s death, LA BELLE ET LA BETE by Jean Cocteau (1946, 1:34) as well as OPIUM (2013, 1:15), a musical comedy directed by par Arielle Dombasle, will be shown during a very special evening.

Euzhan Palcy’s film, SIMEON (1992, 1:55) will be screened in honour of the 100th birthday of Aimé Césaire.

TWO DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT CINEMA:

CON LA PATA QUEBRADA (2013, 1:23) by Diego Galán (Spain)

A STORY OF CHILDREN & FILM (2013, 1:40) by Mark Cousins (Great Britain)

Finally, in tribute to Joanne Woodward (presence to be confirmed), who can be seen with husband Paul Newman on the poster of the 66th edition, the Festival will screen the final film she produced: SHEPARD & DARK by Treva Wurmfeld (2013, 1:29).

In addition, Cannes Classics will also be part of CINEMA DE LA PLAGE where the following restored films will be shown:

JOUR DE FETE (France, 1949, 1:27) by Jacques Tati

THE GENERAL (1926, 1:18) by Buster Keaton

THE BIRDS (1963, 2:09) by Alfred Hitchcock

LE GRAND BLEU (THE BIG BLUE) (1988, 2:16) by Luc Besson

THE LADIES’ MAN (1961, 1:35) by Jerry Lewis

L’HOMME DE RIO (THE MAN FROM RIO) (France, 1964, 1:52) by Philippe de Broca

SAFETY LAST (1923, 1:13) by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor

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