Splendors of Restoration 2014

The finest restorations of the year, some to be re-released in theaters in the coming months. A selection from around the globe with films that are Czech (Closely Watched Trains), French (Two Men in Town), Italian (A Special Day), Russian (Andrei Rublev), English (The Jamaica Inn) or Canadian (Good Riddance).


The Country of Motzi  by Paul Calinescu (Tara Motilor, 1938, 21min)
The country and the lives of the Motzi in Transylvania in the Romanian Western Carpathians.
Villa Lumière Tue. 2:45pm  | Villa Lumière Thu. 5pm | Villa Lumière Fri. 10:45am

Jamaica Inn  by Alfred Hitchcock (1939, 1:39)
Around 1800, an orphan (Maureen O’Hara) arrives at the shady Jamaica Inn, run by her uncle (Leslie Banks)... A costume adventure film with Charles Laughton as the chief of the lawless band.
CNP Tue. 8:15pm  | Pathé Bellecour Thu. 10:30am  | Cinéma Opéra Fri. 5:30pm

The Tales of Hoffmann  by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1951, 2:13)
The three unhappy love stories of Hoffmann (Robert Rounseville)... The adaptation of Offenbach’s opera becomes an astonishing visual phantasmagoria.
Institut Lumière Tue. 11:30am | Pathé Bellecour Wed.10:30am | Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon Thu. 8pm

Four Bags Full  by Claude Autant-Lara (La Traversée de Paris, 1956, 1:23)
In 1942, Martin (Bourvil) gets involved in the black market. He is forced to ask a stranger (Jean Gabin) to accompany him... According to Marcel Ayme, the film paints a picture of a mediocre France. With the great Louis de Funes.
Comœdia Mon. 11am | Pathé Cordeliers Wed. 6pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu. 8pm | Cinéma Saint-Denis Sat. 2:30pm

Andreï Roublev  by Andreï Tarkovski (Andrey Rublyov, 1966, 3:03)
The journey of the monk Andrei Rublev, an painter of icons in Russia from the 15th  century. A major work of Tarkovsky, a meditation on the human condition and metaphysical reflection accompanied by flamboyant images.
Pathé Cordeliers Wed. 8pm  | Comœdia Fri. 8:30pm | CNP Sat. 5pm

Closely Watched Trains  by Jirí Menzel (Ostre sledované vlaky, 1966, 1:32)
End of WWII. After an unsuccessful night with a colleague, Milos attempts suicide... The fragile topic of male virginity in a humorous and frank movie, two years before the Prague Spring.
CNP Wed. 8pm  | Cinéma Opéra Thu. 2:30pm  | Pathé Bellecour Fri. 5:15pm

Two Men in Town  by José Giovanni (1973, 1:38)
After spending twelve years in prison for robbery, Gino (Alain Delon) is supported by Germain (Jean Gabin), a former cop. Their truce is short lived… Filmmaker Giovanni makes a committed statement against the death penalty.
Mions Tue. 8pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat. 2:15pm | UGC Astoria Sun. 2:30pm

Overlord  by Stuart Cooper (1975, 1:23)
A young soldier in the chaos and horror of WWII. A forceful denunciation of the war, a unique and very rare film (even among war films), composed of strong archival footage.
Institut Lumière Fri. 9:30am  | Comœdia Sat. 11am

A Special Day  by Ettore Scola (Una giornata particolare, 1977,  1:46)
Rome, May 8, 1938. While Mussolini is welcoming Hitler, the encounter between a mother (Sophia Loren) and her gay neighbor (Marcello Mastroianni). A timeless masterpiece by Ettore Scola.
Comœdia Wed. 7:15pm | Villa Lumière Thu. 8:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri. 10:15pm | UGC Confluence Sun. 2:30pm

Good Riddance  by Francis Mankiewicz (Les Bons débarras, 1979, 1:42)
In a remote mountain village in Québec, 13 year-old Manon lays claim to her mother’s exclusive, undivided attention... A flagship film of Canadian cinema, a daily chronicle as intense as it is moving.
Cinéma Opéra Tue. 7:45pm  | Institut Lumière Wed. 4:15pm  | CNP Sun. 5pm


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