Restored and Rediscovered

Restored and Rediscovered

Cinema Rediscovered 2019

Season

Please note: this season finished in July 2019

We profile and preview some of the latest new restorations of classic films before they are re-released in cinemas and also shine new light on lost films which have recently been rediscovered and presented at our partner festival Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna.

This year's restorations include Robert Bresson's critically and popularly overlooked first colour film, returning to the big screen with greater potency than before ahead of its theatrical re-release. There's also a chance to revisit the restoration of Steve James' landmark documentary Hoop Dreams, twenty five years after its premiere at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival alongside Hale County, This Morning This Evening, a much more recent touchstone for non-fiction film.


Previous screenings & events in this season

UK Premiere: Une Femme Douce  15  S  Restored and Rediscovered

Une Femme Douce
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
A piercing and unforgettable film, we are pleased to present this very special premiere of the UK theatrical re-release of Une Femme Douce. Returning to the big screen with greater potency than before, Robert Bresson's film is the final word on the impact of the male gaze.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening  18 (CTBA)   Restored and Rediscovered

Hale County, This Morning, This Evening
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
An innovative, impressionistic portrait of contemporary life in Hale County, Alabama, chronicling a small community of people who come up against ordinary and uncommon odds.

Kind Hearts and Coronets + Q&A with Terence Davies  U   Restored and Rediscovered

Kind Hearts and Coronets
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
Perhaps the darkest of the Ealing comedies, this coolly elegant, subversive masterpiece was originally billed as "a hilarious study in the gentle art of murder." Followed by a discussion with Terence Davies.

UK Premiere: Hoop Dreams  12A   Restored and Rediscovered

Hoop Dreams
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
Twenty five years after its premiere at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, revist Steve James' newly restored landmark documentary Hoop Dreams, which tells the story of two African-American dreamers determined to one day play professional basketball.

UK Premiere: Adoption  15  S  Restored and Rediscovered

Adoption
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
Celebrated as the first Berlinale Golden Bear awarded to a female director, Márta Mészáros’ Adoption is a powerful meditation on agency and womanhood in a world that waits to give permission.

UK Premiere: For All Mankind  PG   Restored and Rediscovered

For All Mankind
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
Twenty years after the July 1969 Apollo 11 space landing this documentary brought to a wider public the extraordinary human achievements involved. With a specially composed score by Brian Eno.

The Final Girls present: Eyes of Laura Mars  18   Restored and Rediscovered

The Final Girls present: Eyes of Laura Mars
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
Fresh off her Oscar® win for Network (1976), Faye Dunaway stars as Laura Mars, a renowned yet controversial fashion photographer, haunted by psychic visions of a serial killer stalking the fashion community.

Ouaga, capitale du cinéma  12A  S  Restored and Rediscovered

Focus on Moustapha Alassane
Please note: This event took place in July 2019
Shorts package
Join us for a special screening of documentary Ouaga, capitale du cinéma straight from Il Cinema Ritrovato's celebration of the 50th anniversary of FESPACO, one of the most important Pan-African film festivals in the world.

UK Premiere: Oldboy  18  S  Restored and Rediscovered

Old Boy
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
Park Chan-wook's classic revenge thriller Oldboy returns to cinema screens in stunning 4K.

Focus on Moustapha Alassane  12A  S  Restored and Rediscovered

Focus on Moustapha Alassane
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
A focus on the playful, incisive work of Nigerien filmmaker Moustapha Alassane, including UK premieres of brand new restorations of some of his most celebrated films.