If you're among the ardent cinemaphiles looking forward to watching some timeless flicks alongside the promising In Competition films for this year's Cannes Film Festival, take a look at the Cannes Classics line-up to see if your favorite is on the list.
Every year, the Cannes Film Festival showcases some of the best films ever made in the history of cinema, restored and remastered for posterity. Included in this year’s roster of films for Cannes Classics are all-time favorites like Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958), Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Cleopatra (1963), and Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959).
Take a look at the full list below to see if your favorite classic flick has made it to the cut:
- Vertigo (1958) by Alfred Hitchcock
- Borom Sarret (1963) by Ousmane Sembène
- Charulata (1964) by Satyajit Ray
- Cleopatra (1963) by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
- Fedora (1978) by Billy Wilder
- Goha (1957) by Jacques Baratier
- Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) by Alain Resnais
- The Desert of Tartars (1976) by Valerio Zurlini
- La Grande Abbuffata (1973) by Marco Ferreri
- La Reine Margot (1994) by Patrice Chéreau
- Le Joli Mai (1963) by Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme
- The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) by Jacques Demy
- Lucky Luciano (1973) by Francesco Rosi
- The Nail of Brightness (1975) by Lino Brocka
- Blazing Sun (1960) by René Clément
- An Autumn Afternoon (1962) by Yasujirō Ozu
- The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974) by Ted Kotcheff
- The Last Detail (1973) by Hal Ashby
- The Last Emperor 3D (1987) by Bernardo Bertolucci
- Visions of Eight (1973) Youri Ozerov, Milos Forman, Mai Zetterling, Claude Lelouch, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Kon Ichikawa.
Aside from the notable films above, the following documentaries will also be shown in the festival:
- Con La Pata Quebrada (2013) by Diego Galán
- A Story Of Children And Film (2013) by Mark Cousins
In commemoration of the 50th death anniversary of Jean Cocteau, his digitally restored 1946 film La Belle et La Bete (Beauty and the Beast) will also have a dedicated evening screening. The French poet, playwright, and filmmaker was also the Chairman of the Festival de Cannes Jury during the 1950s. Following the film is a 2013 musical comedy by Arielle Dombasle entitled Opium, which looks back at the loves of Raymond Radiguet and Jean Cocteau during the early 1920s.