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