Cronaca Di Un Amore / Chronicle of A Love by Michelangelo Antonioni
Restored Classic: Cronoca Di Un Amore (CHRONICLE OF A LOVE) by Michelangelo Antonioni

The final selection of films has been announced for the Venice Classics section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival, which will be hosted this year as part of the Il Cinema Ritrovato program promoted by the Cineteca di Bologna, set to take place from August 25-31 in Bologna. 

Since 2012, the Venice Classics has presented to growing acclaim, the world premiere screenings of a selection of the best classic film restorations completed over the past year by film libraries, cultural institutions, and production companies from around the world. Alberto Barbera curated the Venice Classics with the collaboration of Federico Gironi. The line-up features masterpieces by Michaelangelo AntonioniJohn BerrySouleymane CisséZoltán FábriPietro GermiTomás Gutiérrez AleaShôhei ImamuraHiroshi InagakiFritz LangSidney Lumet, Jean-Pierre MelvilleNikita Mikhalkov, and Martin Scorsese.

The partnership between the two festivals shows a concrete sign of solidarity and that it is possible to overcome the difficulties of the moment by finding new and original ways of collaborating amid a global pandemic. This selection of Venice Classics 2020, to which new titles will be added, will screen in Venice in the following months. The 77th Venice International Film Festival will be held on the Lido di Venezia from Septemeber 2-12, directed by Alberto Barbera.

Venice Classics Selection Line-Up

CRONACA DI UN AMORE (CHRONICLE OF A LOVE)

Michelangelo Antonioni (Italy, 1950, B/W)

Restored by: Cineteca di Bologna

CLAUDINE

 John Berry (USA, 1974, color)

Restored by: Fox/Criterion/Disney

DEN MUSO (THE YOUNG GIRL)

Souleymane Cissé (Mali, 1975, color)

Restored by: Cinémathèque Française

UTÓSZEZON (LATE SEASON)

Zoltán Fábri (Hungary, 1966, B/W)

Restored by: Hungarian National Film Archive

SEDOTTA E ABBANDONATA (SEDUCED AND ABANDONED)

Pietro Germi (Italy, 1964, B/W)

Restored by: Cineteca di Bologna

LA ÚLTIMA CENA (THE LAST SUPPER)

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Cuba, 1976, color)

Restored by: Cineteca di Cuba

FUKUSHÛ SURU WA WARE NI ARI (VENGEANCE IS MINE)

Shôhei Imamura (Japan, 1979, color)

Restored by: Shochiku

MUHOMATSU NO ISSHO (THE RICKSHAW MAN)

Hiroshi Inagaki (Japan, 1943, B/W)

Restored by: Film Foundation/Kadokawa

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE

Fritz Lang (USA, 1937, B/W)

Restored by: StudioCanal

SERPICO

Sidney Lumet (USA, 1973, color)

Restored by: StudioCanal

LE CERCLE ROUGE

Jean-Pierre Melville (France, 1970, color)

Restored by: StudioCanal

NEOKONCHENNAYA PYESA DLYA MEKHANICHESKOGO PIANINO (UNFINISHED PIECE FOR THE PLAYER PIANO)

Nikita Mikhalkov (Soviet Union, 1977, color)

Restored by: Mosfilm

GOODFELLAS                   

Martin Scorsese (USA, 1990, color)

Restored by: Warner Bros.

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