Il Cinema Ritrovato

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Il Cinema Ritrovato

#1 Post by harry » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:45 am

Festival Introduction

Anyone else planning to go to this?

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Re: Il Cinema Ritrovato 2010

#2 Post by rohmerin » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:54 pm

I'd like to go but I'm more poor than a neorealist kid.

Jesus, Caccia tragica finally restored- \:D/ Giuseppe de Santis is one of the best Italian filmmakers, totally unknown even for Italians (exept Bitter rice), but sadly, as Juan Antonio Bardem in my land, he made all the films that Communist Party suggested him to make in his/their last years.

Caccia tragica is a masterpiece, but Rome ore 11 is even better.

When will the Italians restore Zampa's best films such as Anni difficili ?

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#3 Post by Saimo » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:33 am

rohmerin wrote:When will the Italians restore Zampa's best films such as Anni difficili ?
Anni difficili was restored and screened at Venice 2008 and Bologna 2009.

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#4 Post by rohmerin » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:53 pm

Davvero, grazie, e tu sai si il DVD di la Medusa è la versione restaurata?

Aspetto a che la nuova "print" di I magliari serà uscita in Italia, è il miglior film che io visto in anni. Credo che "was" presentato in Venezia l'anno discorso. La "cinematography" di Venanzio era un capo lavoro, forse sarà meglio si è released in BR direttamente. [-o<

Do you know anything ?

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#5 Post by Saimo » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:30 pm

rohmerin wrote:Davvero, grazie, e tu sai si il DVD di la Medusa è la versione restaurata?
As far as I know, the restored edition was only released in this limited edition boxset, also includind Quel fantasma di mio marito (a lost & found film): Briguglio Films - Anni Difficili + Quel fantasma di mio marito - Edizione Speciale Limitata (2 DVD)

It should have english and french subs, but I don't own it.
Aspetto a che la nuova "print" di I magliari serà uscita in Italia, è il miglior film che io visto in anni. Do you know anything?
I don't know.

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#6 Post by rohmerin » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:02 pm

Excellent and thank you, I'll buy that box if my economy is still alive after my 4 weeks giro per Europa and if Spain will be in the map after 30th June when we'll be the next Argentina an Greece. :-k

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#7 Post by JAP » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:38 pm

[italian original here]
This year's DVD Awards (four categories: Best DVD; Best Supplements; Best Rediscovery; Best Box/Collection), chosen from eligible titles released between April 2009 and April 2010, will be announced next Friday by the international Jury (Lorenzo Codelli, Mark McElhatten, Paolo Mereghetti, Jonathan Rosenbaum and Peter Von Bagh).
The selected nominees are:

ALLAN DWAN, UNE LÉGENDE D’HOLLYWOOD – BOXSET
(Silver Lode, Passion, Cattle Queen of Montana, Escape to Burma, Pearl of the South Pacific, Tennessee’s Partner, Slightly Scarlet - USA/1954-1955-1956) by Allan Dwan – Carlotta Films (France)

BARDELYS THE MAGNIFICENT & MONTE CRISTO
(USA/1926–1922) by King Vidor, Emmet J.Flynn – Flicker Alley, LLC (USA)

IL BUONO, IL BRUTTO, IL CATTIVO
(Italy–Spain/1966) by Sergio Leone – Mondo Home Entertainment (Italy)

BY BRAKHAGE: AN ANTHOLOGY, VOLUMES ONE AND TWO
by Stan Brakhage – The Criterion Collection (USA)

UN CHIEN ANDALOU / UN PERRO ANDALUZ
(Spain/1929) by Luis Buñuel – Filmoteca española - Societad Estatal de la Conmemoraciones Culturales (Spain)

CITY GIRL
(USA/1930) by F.W. Murnau – Eureka Entertainment (UK)

THE COI COLLECTION VOL. 1: POLICE AND THIEVES
(UK/1947 – 1977) by Jack Lee, Budge Cooper, Jb Holmes, Norman Prouting, Max Anderson, John Waterhouse, David Cobham, Colin Leighton, John Krish – BFI Video Publishing (UK)

LA COQUILLE ET LE CLERGYMAN
(France/1927) by Germaine Dulac – Light Cone & Paris Expérimental (France)

DIARES, NOTES & SKETCHES ALSO KNOWN AS WALDEN
(USA/1969) by Jonas Mekas – RE:VOIR Video (France)

DIE FREUDLOSE GASSE
(Germany/1925) by Georg Wilhelm Pabst – Edition Filmmuseum with Filmmuseum München
and Goethe Institut Deutschland (Germany)

UNE ENCYCLOPÉDIE HISTORIQUE DE ROBERTO ROSSELLINI
(Blaise Pascal, Agostino d’Ippona, Cartesius, L’Età by Cosimo de Medici - Italy-France/1972
–1973–1974) by Roberto Rossellini – Carlotta Films (France)

ENGINEERS PRITE’S PROJECT
(Russia/1918) by Lev Kuleshov – Ruscico (Russia)

THE EXILES
(USA/1961) by Kent Mackenzie – Milestone Film & Video (USA)

DEL ÉXTASIS AL ARREBATO
(A Journey Through Spanish Experimental Cinema, Spain/1957–2005) – Cameo Media S.L. / CCCB (Center for Contemporary Culture, Barcelona)

GAUMONT, LE CINÉMA PREMIER 1907–1916
(Vol. 2 – Emile Cohl, Jean Durand, L’Ecole des Buttes Chaumont) – Gaumont Vidéo (France)

THE GREAT CONSOLER
(USSR/1933) by Lev Kuleshov – Ruscico (Russia)

LA GUERRA FILMADA (WAR ON FILM)
(1936–1939) - Filmoteca Española (Spain)

L’HOMME DU LARGE – ELDORADO
(1920–1921) by Marcel L’Herbier – Gaumont Vidéo (France)

IRISH DESTINY
(Ireland/1926) by Issac Eppels – Irish Film Archive (Ireland)

JEAN ROUCH – UNE AVENTURE AFRICAINE
(France/1931–1984) by Jean Rouch – Editions Montparnasse (France)

LIONEL ROGOSIN - BOXSET
(On the Bowery, Come Back Africa, Good times, wonderful times - USA/1956–1959–1965) by Lionel Rogosin – Carlotta Films (France)

LUDWIG II – KÖNIG VONBAYERN - DAS SCHWEIGEN AM STARNBERGER SEE
(Germany/1930–1920) by Wilhelm Dieterle, Rolf Raffé – Edition Filmmuseum with Filmmuseum München and Goethe Institut Deutschland (Germany)

MARIJKA NEVEˇRNICE
(Czech Republic/1934) by Vladislav Vancˇura–Filmexport Home Video and National Film
Archive (Czech Republic)

MISS MEND
(USSR/1926) by Boris Barnet, Fedor Ozep – Flicker Alley, LLC (USA)

NCB COLLECTION VOL. 1: PORTRAIT OF A MINER
(UK/1947 – 1978) by Jules Pinschewer, Peter Pickering, Patricia Spielman, Alun Falconer, John Reid, Gerard Bryant, Lionel Griffiths, Bill Sewell – BFI Video Publishing (UK)

OCTOBER
(USSR/1927) by Sergey Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov – Ruscico (Russia)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI’S WAR TRILOGY: ROME OPEN CITY / PAISAN / GERMANY YEAR ZERO
(Italy/1945 – 1946 – 1948) by Roberto Rossellini – The Criterion Collection (USA)

LA ROSA DI BAGDAD
(Italy/1949) by Anton Gino Domeneghini – Cinecittà Luce (Italy)

ŠESTAJA AST’ MIRA - ODINNADCATYJ
(USSR/1926–1928) by Dziga Vertov – Edition Filmmuseum with Austrian Film Museum
(Germania – Austria)

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW - SCARLET STREET
(USA/1944–1945) by Fritz Lang – Wild Side Video (France)

WUNDER DER SCHÖPFUNG
(Germany/1925) by Hanns Walter Kornblum – Edition Filmmuseum with Filmmuseum
München and Goethe Institut Deutschland (Germany)

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#8 Post by TMDaines » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:48 pm

That's a hell of a shortlist and the crème de la crème of DVD labels right there.

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#9 Post by drdoros » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:31 am

Winners of the DVD awards are here.

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#10 Post by TMDaines » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:26 pm

Amazed that Rossellini's War Trilogy won against that competition. I'm looking forward to finally getting my hands on watchable copies of Roma città aperta, Paisa and Germania anno zero and all, but heavily pictureboxed releases shouldn't be championed in 2010.

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#12 Post by rohmerin » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:13 am

Yes we Camp ! Seriosly, If I meet somebody from the internet for going to Bologna, I'll be there.
To watch Noi vivi (We the living) in its two parts and the Zampa's films seems paradise.

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#13 Post by JAP » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:44 pm

The Il Cinema Ritrovato Dvd Awards 2011 were announced yesterday (list in italian)

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#14 Post by Saturnome » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:56 pm

Is there a list of the nominees?

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#15 Post by JAP » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:19 pm

Not that I'm aware of, this time. Meanwhile Jonathan Rosenbaum posted an english version of the list on his site.

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#16 Post by hamsterburger » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:33 pm

So anyone here attending this years festival?

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#17 Post by Saimo » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:45 am

Me!

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#18 Post by david hare » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:53 am

Alas not me this year.

But a tidy contingent of Australian devotees all heading out around late June:

Jeff Gardiner and Ken Wallin from Sydney, Peter Hourigan from Melbourne, plus other Melbourne people I don't know and Margaret Gittings and George Knapp (from London). There may be more, I'm not sure about Bruce Hodsdon, Bill Routt and others.

I would have made it this year but we are about to commence an almighty program to move our lives and our dogs and us to New Zealand. But next year, Buddha willing.

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#19 Post by hamsterburger » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:48 am

Saimo wrote:Me!
Good to hear that some of you guys are going. This years program looks particularly appealing.

http://www.cinetecadibologna.it/cinemar ... gramma2013" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

David, do you have a job related to curating or restoring classic films, or have you just gone there to see the films and enjoy the fantastic food? :)

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#20 Post by david hare » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:40 pm

Thanks for asking...

I have been retired for two years now, but I never had the good luck to work in the film biz. So trips to Ritrovato, or Berlin or Paris are for pure pleasure.

And next year's Ritrovato will be my first. I hope the program is as interesting as this year and last year. I would have killed to be there for the Walsh and Grem retros alone but I had already made plans to go to Paris and Berlin last September.

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#21 Post by hamsterburger » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:00 pm

Ah, I see.

The Walsh retrospective last year was fantastic, with lots of his early films that are impossible to find on home video. Though I only saw a couple of the Grémillons, his Gueule d'amour (Lady Killer in English) was a total peach, like a cross between Sternberg's Morocco and La bête humaine. I don't know if you've seen it, but it's sort of a deterministic love story in which Gabin works his way from the foreign legion in Northern Africa to Paris alternately screwing and slapping women while keeping impeccably cool all the time. Great stuff.

As for my self, I am a student of film history at the moment, though I have worked previously with programming for festivals and film societies. Like you plan to do next year, I will be traveling solely for my own pleasure this year.

BTW, This year will be my tenth attending Ritrovato and I would just like to add that I have gotten to know and talk to quite a few people from all over the world in many different fields, with the sole common trait among them that they’re all lovers of films from the last century. I can only offer it my highest recommendation.

Also, of course, the city of Bologna is fantastic as well, even tough one usually spends most of ones time there in a darkened cinema.
david hare wrote: trips to Ritrovato, or Berlin or Paris are for pure pleasure.
Where do you go in Berlin? The Berlinale?

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#22 Post by david hare » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:28 pm

No, I don't want to be in Berlin in the depths of Winter. In fact I went in large part to make two audio commentary tracks with a friend from New York which were recorded and "produced by two old friends there, one a native Berliner the other a Norwegian pal. We recorded tracks for Scarlet Empress - possibly the second most obscene commentary ever recorded after Eddie Muller and James Ellroy's track for Siegel's The Line Up. And the other was for Gueule d'Amour. If you check the director's index and Grem you'll see I've done a lot of work on him.

Anyway these commentaries were done again for personal pleasure and are not available commercially. (Nobody would be mad enough to pay us!) I can point you in various direction in any case.

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#23 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:09 am

david hare wrote: If you check the director's index and Grem you'll see I've done a lot of work on him..
Just to barge in on your conversation briefly, I am booked in for every day of the Gremfest here in Edinburgh starting tomorrow including the 'Symposium' of experts. If anything special pops up i'll give a nod. Particularly looking forward to the restored Gardiens.

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#24 Post by david hare » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:42 pm

Thx greatly Nabob. While you're there I hope you can meet up with David Cairns and Chris F. Let us all know it Gardiens has any chance of a Disc release! I know there's a restored Petite Lise playing there too.

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#25 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:02 pm

I'm also going to David Cairn's doco on Natan so hopefully he'll be doing a Q&A.
Unfortunately La Petite is conspicuous by her absence

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