Cannes 2011: Classic Sidebar screenings announced


Ah, to see The Conformist again on the big screen. Though I can’t complain because the first time I ever saw it was in a stadium seating¬†theater in college, and it’s been one of my 5 favorite films of all time ever since. For years unavailable on home video except for an awful pan-and-scan VHS, Paramount finally brought The Conformist to DVD a couple of years ago — but it’s already gone out of print, and can’t be bought retail anymore. It was restored for that disc, but Vittorio Storaro’s stunning cinematography ow it deserves deluxe Blu-ray remaster.

Meanwhile, Bernardo Bertolucci will receive an Palme d‚Äôor at the festival‚Äôs opening ceremony from Robert De Niro, who starred for the director in ’1900′ and serves as the president of this year‚Äôs Cannes jury.

  1. A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la lune) by Georges M√©li√®s (France, 1902, 16′)
  2. Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick (USA, 1971, 137′)
  3. The Machine to Kill Bad People (La Macchina Ammazzacattivi) by Roberto Rossellini (Italy, 1952, 80′)
  4. A Bronx Tale by Robert De Niro (USA, 1993, 121′)
  5. The Conformist (Il Conformista) by Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy, 1970, 118′)
  6. Sugar Cane Alley (Rue Cases N√©gres) by Euzhan Palcy (France, 1983, 106′)
  7. Puzzle of a Downfall Child by Jerry Schatzberg (USA, 1970, 105′)
  8. The Law of the Border (Hudutlarin Kanunu) by Lufti O. Akad (Turkey, 1966, 74′)
  9. No Man‚Äôs Land (Niemandsland) by Victor Trivas (Germany, 1931, 81′)
  10. The Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du paradis) by Marcel Carn√© (France, 1945, 190′)
  11. Despair by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Germany, 1978, 115′)
  12. The Savage (Le Sauvage) by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (France, 1975, 106′)
  13. Chronicle of a Summer (Chronique d‚Äôun √©t√©) by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin (France, 1966, 91′)
  14. The Assassin (L‚ÄôAssassino) by Elio Petri (Italy, 1961, 100′)

Documentaries

  • The Look by Angelica Maccarone (Germany / France, 2011, 95′)
  • Corman’s World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel by Alex Stapleton (USA, 2011, 125′)
  • Belmondo … Itineraire by Vincent Perrot and Jeff Domenech (France, 2011, 86′)
  • Kurosawa‚Äôs Way (Kurosawa, la Voie) by Catherine Cadou (France, 2011, 52′)
  • Once Upon a Time … A Clockwork Orange (Il √©tait une fois‚Ķ Orange m√©canique) by Antoine de Gaudemar and Michel Ciment (France, 2011, 52′)

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