Cannes 2014 Classics Lineup Includes Criterion Favorites and More

Cannes 2014

This year’s Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14th to the 25th, and their Cannes Classics lineup—meant to “delight audiences of today with the memory of cinema”—includes many Criterion-related titles. Strangely enough, this is the first time that no 35mm prints of the films will screen for a Cannes Classics slate—all will screen in DCP 2K or DCP 4K.

They are:

PARIS, TEXAS by Wim Wenders (1984)

Awarded by the President of the Jury Dirk Bogarde and handed out on stage by Faye Dunaway, the Palme d’or of Paris,Texas is thirty years old. Wim Wenders will be back on the Croisette (besides his selection at Un Certain Regard with THE SALT OF THE EARTH) with a new print of PARIS, TEXAS.

HD Transfer done at Deluxe Laboratory in New York, supervised by Wim Wenders, and Spirit Scan made at the German laboratory CinePost Production. Digital transfer made by Criterion.


A presentation by Shochiku studio. 
The digital restoration was performed in by 4K Shochiku Co., Ltd. under the supervision of Takashi Kawamata, cameraman of Nagisa Oshima. The film will be distributed in France by Carlotta.

WOODEN CROSSES (LES CROIX DE BOIS) by Raymond Bernard (1931)

Presented by Pathé and the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux – Pathé.
The film was scanned and restored in 4K by the laboratory L’Immagine Ritrovata Bologna. Restoration carried out by Pathé.

OVERLORD by Stuart Cooper (1975)

A restoration presented by The Criterion Collection (New York).
HD Digital transfer supervised by director Stuart Cooper from a new 35mm fine-grain master. Mono sound now in 24 bits.

ANGST (LA PEUR) by Roberto Rossellini (1954)

Within the framework of the Rossellini project, a restoration made in 4K by L’Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna.
Cannes Classics has been welcoming since 2011 the ambitious Italian project, The Rossellini Project, from the collaboration between Instituto Luce Cinecittà, Cineteca di Bologna, CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and Coproduction Office (in charge of international sales).

Print restaured by the Cineteca di Bologna with L’Immagine Ritrovata collaborating with the Istituto Luce Cinecittà, CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and Coproduction Office.

BLIND CHANCE (PRZYPADEK) by Krzysztof Kieślowski (1981)

A presentation by the Polish Film Institute.
Restoration carried out in 2K with the color framing supervised by the director of photography.

THE LAST METRO (LE DERNIER METRO) by François Truffaut (1980)

Presented by MK2 and the Cinémathèque française with the support of the French and American Fund on the occasion of the thirty years of François Truffaut’s passing away.
The original negative was scanned in 4K and restored frame by frame by 2K Digimage laboratory. Restoration and color framing were supervised by DP Guillaume Schiffman.

DAYBREAK (LE JOUR SE LEVE) by Marcel Carné (1939, 1h31)

Restoration 4K presented by Studio Canal.
Work on the images made by Eclair, sound restored by Diapason in partnership with Eclair.

JAMAICA INN by Alfred Hitchcock (1939)

A presentation of the Cohen Film Collection LLC.
Digital restoration in concordance with the BIFI made in 4K by 4K RRsat Europe – Ray King and Anthony Badger Finishing Post Productions Ltd – Jason Tufano and Marc Bijum.

THE BITCH (LA CHIENNE) by Jean Renoir (1931)

Film presented by Les Films du Jeudi and the Cinémathèque française with the support of the CNC and the help of the Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain (DGA – MPA – SACEM – WGAW).
Restoration in 2K (from a 4K scan) made by Digimage Classics and sound restoration by Diapason.


A presentation of the International Olympic Committee.
The film was digitally restored in 4K from the original film elements for the International Olympic Committee by Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging and Audio Mechanics in Burbank, USA.

by Federico Fellini (1963) 

Restored by Gaumont and Eclair will be screened as the opening film of the Cinéma de la plage to give an echo to the poster of the 67th Festival de Cannes and pay a tribute to Marcello Mastroianni.

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