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Stefan Andersson
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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#626 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun Aug 22, 2021 2:52 pm

On preserving, restoring and showing Indian films:
https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/the-reb ... e-internet

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#627 Post by L.A. » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:35 am

#ASeasonofClassicFilms continues with restored film Ung flukt (Edith Carlmar 1959), a teen rebellion drama with Liv Ullmann in her debut role.

The film will be available to watch online for free from 26/08 - 2/09, with English subtitles. If you are in Oslo, do not miss the opportunity to visit Cinemateket i Oslo and grab one of the free seats in the special screening on 25/08 at 18:00 introduced by Curator Hege Jaer.

The film's digital restoration was carried out by the National Library of Norway in 2018 and has drawn attention internationally to the work of Edith Carlmar, the number one female director in Norwegian post-war cinema. Carlmar was not only Norway’s first female director, but she made what is considered to be the country’s first film noir (Death Is a Caress). She directed ten films in ten years and Ung flukt is her last feature film.

A Season of Classic Films is an initiative of the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE) with the support of Creative Europe to raise awareness of the work of national and regional film archives, connecting the public with cinema history and the preservation of film heritage. Twenty-two European film institutions are taking part this year offering free access to films from their precious collections. This screening is organised by Cinemateket / The Norwegian Film Institute Cinemateket i Oslo.

✨ Programme details and access link: https://ace-film.eu/a-season-of-classic ... ward-girl/

Full programme & ℹ️ about the free screenings across Europe
🎬 https://ace-film.eu/projects/season-of-classics/

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#628 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:03 pm

An interview, in French, with film restorers at the Hiventy lab:
https://www.dvdclassik.com/article/renc ... re-hiventy
Topics:
-in-depth discussion of Basic Instinct
-upcoming restos of The Rules of the Game, Pagnol´s Jofroi and Manon des Sources

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#629 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:14 pm

Six restored films directed by Kinuyo Tanaka showing at the 2021 Lumière film festival in France:
http://r.newsletter.institut-lumiere.or ... Q_8yA2N4C7
Screenings in partnership with Carlotta Films, France (possible home video release?)

Also showing:
Casanova (Volkoff, 1927) in a 2016 8K resto:
http://r.newsletter.institut-lumiere.or ... gdXjm_IlwU

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#630 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:52 pm

Pordenone 2021, first news:
http://www.giornatedelcinemamuto.it/en/ ... -gcm-2021/
Includes new restorations of Lady Windermere´s Fan (1924) and Circusmania starring Max Linder.

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#631 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:05 pm

Showings during the 2021 Stummfilmtage in Munich included the new restoration of Golem (1920), featuring the original score by Hans Landsberger; world premiere of the restored Alraune (1929) and more:
https://www.muenchner-stadtmuseum.de/fi ... 21__1_.pdf

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#632 Post by beamish14 » Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:23 pm

Calvin wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 3:51 pm
Leos Carax's Boy Meets Girl, Mauvais Sang, and Lovers on the Bridge feature in the most recent round of CNC funding


I've always been curious to see if any of the significant amount of material that was excised from Lovers on the Bridge still exists. The film is perfect, and I wouldn't want to see it tampered with, but having access to those scenes would be a real treat.

Ridiculous how POLA X is still so neglected.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#633 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:11 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:00 am
Further re: Zurlini -- La prima notta di quiete has been restored in 4K, original 127 minute version (some sources say 132 minutes), a Cannes Classics 2019 selection. Link to French distributor info:
https://lesfilmsducamelia.com/leprofesseur/
https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/73-e ... ble-couple

Here is a recent review of La ragazza con la valigia in French:
https://www.dvdclassik.com/critique/la- ... se-zurlini
Footnotes say that Claudia Cardinale was dubbed by Adriana Asti, and Jacques Perrin by Massimo Turci. Also, Zurlini was up for directing The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, but after disagreeing with the producers, he let Vittorio de Sica take over.
could it be the X4 restoration on blu-ray of "La ragazza con la valigia"- which would be first released in Germany (coming in September 2021) ?
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Girl-wit ... ay/293901/

I don't know this German label; the only thing that makes me hope it could be the new X4 restoration is that it's a new release coming in September 2021; perhaps it's just the "unofficial" HDTV transfer (looks good but nothing like the X4 restoration) which was released in Spain on blu-ray (I have bought it; it looks like a decent true HD details like an HDTV, but not a recent restoration)

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#634 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:22 pm

Lineup for the 2021 Lumière festival in Lyon, France:
http://r.newsletter.institut-lumiere.or ... 9I_tNO8pCb
Restorations include films by Gilles Grangier (many titles), Kinuyo Tanaka, Jane Campion, Ida Lupino (Hard, Fast and Beautiful, a Lobster Films resto from a 5K scan), a director´s cut of Casualties of War, Eisenstein´s Strike in a 2K resto, and Feuillade´s Judex.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#635 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:52 pm

Also a 4K version of Millennium Mambo, which I wouldn't be surprised to see from Janus/Criterion (Palm's U.S. rights finally expired a couple of years ago). I just hope it comes out better than the Flowers of Shanghai restoration.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#636 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:15 pm

Also a directed by Kinuyo Tanaka retrospective presented by Carlotta. I could see Arrow potentially releasing this in the US other than the fact a couple of the films are Toho releases.
The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:52 pm
Also a 4K version of Millennium Mambo, which I wouldn't be surprised to see from Janus/Criterion (Palm's U.S. rights finally expired a couple of years ago). I just hope it comes out better than the Flowers of Shanghai restoration.
Good timing for this film to get restored and rediscovered. The old Palm DVD looked terrible from what I remember. It also feels the type of aesthetics and music of this movie are sort of in at the moment, so I wouldn’t be surprised if some younger people are drawn to this on that level alone.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#637 Post by Maltic » Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:44 pm

The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:52 pm
Also a 4K version of Millennium Mambo, which I wouldn't be surprised to see from Janus/Criterion (Palm's U.S. rights finally expired a couple of years ago). I just hope it comes out better than the Flowers of Shanghai restoration.
What was the problem with the Flowers resto specifically? The film always seemed very yellow and slightly odd-looking, but I've never seen it on 35mm or anything like that.

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#638 Post by mhofmann » Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:57 pm

Maltic wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:44 pm
What was the problem with the Flowers resto specifically? The film always seemed very yellow and slightly odd-looking, but I've never seen it on 35mm or anything like that.
It's been DNR'd massively, so the DCP and all home video releases are devoid of any texture.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#639 Post by tenia » Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:17 am

Interestingly, The Piano will only be a 2k restoration.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#640 Post by L.A. » Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:52 pm

4K Restoration of Haile Gerima’s ‘Sankofa’ Coming to Netflix in September 2021

Netflix will become the streaming home to a 4K restoration of the 1993 Ethiopian-produced drama, Sankofa. Multiple regions of Netflix will carry the movie from September 24th, 2021.

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#641 Post by djvaso » Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:00 am

The third phase of "A1 Kinoteka" (formerly VIP Kinoteka) project of digitization and restoration of Serbian cinema heritage started with Sezona mira u Parizu (1981). This phase will include 10 titles as previous ones and has span of two years.
http://www.kinoteka.org.rs/restaurisana ... -u-parizu/

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#642 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:16 am

Upcoming restorations of musical shorts featuring Rita Rio, Burl Ives, Will Geer, Josh White and Lucky Millinder:
https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/blogs/archi ... cal-shorts

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#643 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:38 am

UCLA announces three restored Harold Lloyd shorts, "newly scanned from the Archive’s tinted 35mm preservation prints, starring Lloyd alongside two of his most famous leading partners, Bebe Daniels (Bumping into Broadway) and Mildred Davis (Get Out and Get Under, Among Those Present)."

Shorts viewable on Vimeo until Oct. 13: https://vimeo.com/611026978/2715afeddd

Soucrce: https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2021 ... rold-lloyd

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#644 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:46 am

Stefan Andersson wrote:
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:21 am
John Ford´s "The Brat" and "Pilgrimate" at MoMA; recent restorations, to judge from online info:
https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5351
https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/7214
https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/7216
Way too late on this post - both streams will be taken down in 15 minutes - but these seem to look GREAT. I say "seem" because it's streaming, and there's quite a bit of artifacting that I'm pretty certain is related to the streaming compression as it's pretty common with everything I've seen streamed on MoMA's virtual cinema. It's impossible to tell if the film grain is really intact, but in terms of contrast and general detail, they look better than anything I've seen before. Hopefully a physical release will come soon, though I'm still waiting for Fox's beautifully-restored Borzage films to get a physical release here in the U.S.!

FWIW, Pilgrimage - the better of the two and some say Ford's first great film - only has an opening card that says it's a digital transfer of a nitrate print in MoMA's collection. The Brat has two opening cards, including a lengthy second one that credits the Film Foundation, George Lucas and others for its restoration. I'm not sure if that means more work was done on The Brat but they both look great and again MoMA's website simply says "4K restoration" on both pages (whether that is boilerplate copy, I have no idea).

EDIT: I was curious if you could stream these past the expiration time - no dice. The stream immediately cuts to a title card that says your "rental has expired."

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#645 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:08 pm

Programme for the 2021 Pordenone silents festival:
http://www.giornatedelcinemamuto.it/en/ ... obre-2021/
Includes a new resto of Lubitsch´s Lady Windermere´s Fan.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#646 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:12 am

This may not be new info -- but there are now restorations of:

Palermo oder Wolfsburg - https://www.film-restored.de/en/movies/ ... b341ef0eb4

Hortobágy, Georg Höllering, Hungary 1937 - https://www.film-restored.de/en/movies/ ... 4f65f1b783

Source:
https://www.film-restored.de/en/navigat ... 4987f504da

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#647 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:30 pm

Fényes szelek (Jancsó) restored:
http://www.festival-lumiere.org/manifes ... a-ira.html

Passenger (Munk), new resto:
http://www.festival-lumiere.org/manifes ... agere.html

Party and the Guests (Nemec) in 4K:
http://www.festival-lumiere.org/manifes ... vites.html

Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (Makavejev), French theatrical release in May 2022 through Malavida:
http://www.festival-lumiere.org/manifes ... coeur.html

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#648 Post by DeprongMori » Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:32 pm

This may be old news about the restoration, but a DCP of a digital restoration of Ozu’s 1959 Floating Weeds is being screened at Pacific Film Archive on November 7. No word on 1934’s A Story of Floating Weeds.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#649 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:29 pm

Overview of the Austrian Film Museum´s restorations, including a 2021 resto of Blind Husbands:
https://www.filmmuseum.at/en/collection ... since_2002

Hoffmann´s Erzählungen (Max Neufeld, 1923) restored, online until Nov. 23, 2021, here (not available in all regions), among other films:
https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/095681-00 ... -hoffmann/

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#650 Post by fiendishthingy » Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:34 pm

Apologies for the late notice (I just learned about it today), but the new restoration of Paulo Rocha's The Green Years is streaming for free (at least for those in the U.S.) on the National Gallery of Art's website through tomorrow, October 26.

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