The Venice Film Festival is organizing the 3rd “Classici fuori Mostra” (Permanent Festival of Restored Films). 14 international classic films, each carefully restored by the world’s finest film institutions, will be screened every Thursday from February 10th to May 26th 2022 at Venice’s Cinema Rossini.
This year’s festival is organized in partnership with the City of Venice’s Circuito Cinema and film academics from the Ca’Foscari University and IUAV University in Venice. As well as showing key films from the history of cinema to the Venetian public, the festival is reaching out to students by inviting a specialist to introduce each film before the screening and chairing a discussion afterwards.
This year’s programme features a wide variety of international films, including H-8 (1958) by Croatian director Nikola Tanhofer, restored by the Croatian Cinematheque. Based on a news item, the film follows passengers on a bus destined to collide tragically with a lorry. Today it is considered a precursor of the disaster film genre.
Other classics scheduled include Leila and the Wolves (1984) by Lebanese director Heiny Srour and The Rules of the Game (1936) by French film-maker Jean Renoir.
You will find the whole programme on the festival web-site.
Sources : Biennale Cinema, HAVC