Art and Experience: Titles this year range from Kurosawa’sSeven Samurai to John Landis’s An American Werewolf In London.

The selection of restored titles screening at this year’s Venice Film Festival (Aug 31 – Sept 10) have been revealed.

Italian director Roberto Andò (The Confessions) will oversee the strand’s jury of cinema history students which will award two prizes: Best Restored Film and Best Documentary On Cinema (the line-up of the latter will be revealed at a later date).

Now in its fifth year, this year’s selection includes Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, Woody Allen’s Manhattan, John Landis’s An American Werewolf In London, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, and George A Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead amongst a host of other restorations.

The full Venice Film Festival line-up will be revealed on Thursday (July 28).


1848, Dino Risi (Italy, 1948, 11’, B/W)
restored by: Archivio Nazionale Cinema Impresa-CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

An American Werewolf In London, John Landis (UK, 1981, 137’, Color)
restored by: Universal Studios

L’argent (Money), Robert Bresson (France, Switzerland, 1983, 83’, Color)
restored by: MK2

La battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers), Gillo Pontecorvo (Italy, Algeria, 1966, 121’, B/W)
restored by: Cineteca di Bologna and Istituto Luce – Cinecittà in collaboration with Surf Film Srl and Casbah Entertainment

The Brat, John Ford (USA, 1931, 65’, B/W)
restored by: The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation

Break Up – L’uomo dei cinque palloni (The Man with the Balloons), Marco Ferreri (Italy, France, 1965, 85’, B/N)
restored by: Cineteca di Bologna and Museo Nazionale del Cinema  in collaboration with Warner Bros

Dawn of the Dead – European Cut, George A. Romero (USA, Italy, 1978, 116’, Color)
restored by: Koch Media in collaboration with Norton Trust and Antonello Cuomo

Manhattan, Woody Allen (USA, 1979, 97’, B/W)
restored by: Park Circus, Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Oci Ciornie (Dark Eyes), Nikita Michalkov (Italy, USSR, 1987, 144’, Color)
restored by: Istituto Luce-Cinecittà and CSC-Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with Viggo

The Ondekoza, Kato Tai (Japan, 1979, 107’, Color)
restored by: Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Opfergang (The Great Sacrifice), Veit Harlan (Germany, 1942-1943, 97’, Color)
restored by: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung

Pretty Poison, Noel Black (USA, 1968, 89’, Color)
restored by: 20th Century Fox

Processo alla città (The City Stands Trial), Luigi Zampa (Italy, 1952, 99’, B/W)
restored by: CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and Gaumont in collaboration with Astrea. Sentimenti di giustizia

Profumo di donna (Scent of a Woman), Dino Risi (Italy, 1974, 105’, Color)
restored by: CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà in collaboration with Dean Film

Shanzhong Chuanqi (Legend of the Mountain), King Hu (Hong Kong, 1979, 184’, Color)
restored by: Taiwan Film Institute

Shichinin no Samurai (Seven Samurai), Akira Kurosawa (Japan, 1954, 207’, B/W)
restored by: Tōhō

Stalker, Andrej Tarkovskij (USSR, 1979, 162’, B/W, Color)
restored by: Mosfilm (producer of the restoration, Karen Shakhnazarov)

Tutti a casa (Everybody Go Home!), Luigi Comencini (Italy, France, 1960, 115’, B/W)
restored by: Filmauro and CSC-Cineteca Nazionale

Twentieth Century, Howard Hawks (USA, 1934, 91’, B/W)
restored by: Sony Pictures

Le Voleur (The Thief of Paris), Louis Malle (France, Italy, 1965, 122’, Color)
restored by: Gaumont

Source: ScreenDaily