Restored & Rediscovered

Restored & Rediscovered

Cinema Rediscovered 2024

Experience some of the latest new restorations and rediscoveries on the big screen.

This year we open the festival with Charles Vidor's sultry film noir Gilda (1946), which propelled Rita Hayworth to eternal film stardom to celebrate one hundred years of Columbia Pictures and maverick director Jean Pierre Melville’s Le Samouraï (1967), a masterpiece of cool embodied by Alain Delon in a career-defining performance.

We then close the festival with Sergei Parajanov brand new restoration of Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, a masterpiece of Ukrainian Poetic Cinema straight from Il Cinema Ritrovato, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth.

In between, there’s plenty more in store, including Charles Burnett’s long-lost feature The Annihilation of Fish (1999) in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary and the 80th birthday of the visionary director; John Sayles’ Oscar®-nominated Lone Star (1996) set on the Tex-Mex border which speak powerfully to the current political climate; José Mojica Marins’ At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul, the first Brazilian-produced horror film newly restored from composite materials; two of Taiwanese director Edward Yang’s rarely screened works A Confucian Confusion (1994) and Mahjong (1996) and Luis Armando Roche’s El Cine Soy Yo (1977), a celebration of the power of cinema set in Venezuela in the most unimaginable circumstances.


Upcoming screenings & events in this season

UK Premiere: Gilda

classified PG Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: Gilda
Wed 24 July 18:30
Film

Rita Hayworth stamped her name forever in film stardom with this sultry film noir revolving around lust and greed, screening newly restored on this 100th anniversary of Columbia Pictures.

UK Premiere: Le Samouraï

classified 12A S Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: Le Samouraï
Wed 24 - Sun 28 July
Film

Alain Delon is the peak of cinematic cool in Jean-Pierre Melville’s icy hitman thriller presented here in a brand new 4K restoration.

UK Premiere: Lone Star

classified 15 Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: Lone Star
Thu 25 July 17:30
Film

Nominated for an Oscar® for its masterful screenplay, this American indie landmark from John Sayles lays bare the fault lines of life at the Tex-Mex border.

UK Premiere: Alma’s Rainbow + Short

classified 15 Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: Alma’s Rainbow + Short
Thu 25 July 17:40
Film

A coming-of-age comedy-drama about three African American women living in Brooklyn who navigate standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights women have over their bodies.

Deaf Conversations About Cinema: Alma's Rainbow
Thu 25 July 19:30
Event

We are delighted to be hosting a special Deaf Conversations About Cinema event as part of this year’s Cinema Rediscovered.

UK Premiere: Werckmeister Harmonies

classified 12A S Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: Werckmeister Harmonies
Fri 26 July 16:30
Film

Béla Tarr gazes into the abyss with his dark vision of a society over run by disorder and mob rule.

A Confucian Confusion

classified 15 S Restored & Rediscovered
A Confucian Confusion
Fri 26 July 20:30
Film

Edward Yang finds humour and pathos in a group of lost and lonely twenty-somethings in Taiwan with wit, warmth, and good humour.

The Wizard of Oz

classified U Restored & Rediscovered
Wizard of Oz (3D)
Sat 27 July 11:00
Film

Join us somewhere over the rainbow and follow Dorothy and her little dog Toto as they are whisked away from their home in Kansas, set on a magical journey down the yellow brick road.

UK Premiere: Mahjong

classified 15 S Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: Mahjong
Sat 27 July 14:00
Film

A crime comedy from Taiwanese master Edward Yang that doubles as another of his many love letters to Taipei.

Kummatty

classified 15 S Restored & Rediscovered
Kummaty
Sat 27 July 14:00
Film

A delightful, musical, magical realist fable through the heartlands of India that will have you dancing out of the cinema.

UK Premiere: Paris, Texas

classified 12A Restored & Rediscovered
Paris, Texas
Sat 27 July 14:00
Film

Experience Wim Wenders’s unconventional American road movie, one of the most iconic films of the 1980s, newly restored on Bristol’s biggest screen.

UK Premiere: The Dragon Painter

classified 15 PS Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: The Dragon Painter
Sat 27 July 14:10
Film

A timeless tale of an artist both blessed and cursed by genius, featuring an almost entirely Asian cast including film star and producer Sessue Hayakawa.

Mahjong Game Pop-up

Restored & Rediscovered
Mahjong Game Pop-up
Sat 27 July 16:30-18:00
Drop-in

Join us after the UK Premiere: Mahjong for a pop-up Mahjong Game Session in Waterside 1, hosted by Monica Wat, Hong Kong-born artist and founder of East & South East Asian creative collective Made on the Moon and its annual event MOON FEST.

UK Premiere: The Annihilation of Fish

classified 12A Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: The Annihilation of Fish
Sat 27 July 18:15
Film

Charles Burnett’s heart-warming romantic comedy sees two great actors pair off against each other with hilarious results.

UK Premiere: True Love

classified 15 Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: True Love
Sat 27 July 18:35
Film

This 1989 Sundance winner is a bittersweet comedy about getting cold feet at the altar.

UK Premiere: At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul

classified 18 S Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul
Sat 27 July 21:00
Film

Once seen, never forgotten! Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe) makes his screen debut in José Mojica Marins’ At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul, the first Brazilian-produced horror film.

UK Premiere: El Cine Soy Yo

classified 15 S Restored & Rediscovered
El Cine Soy Yo
Sun 28 July 13:45
Film

The tender adventure of a very unconventional family who bring cinema magic to the people of Venezuela.

Female Trouble

classified 18 Restored & Rediscovered
Female Trouble
Sun 28 July 14:00
Film

Crime is beauty in the rabid whirlwind of John Waters’ Female Trouble – the naughty middle-child in his opus “Trash Trilogy”, which celebrates its 50th birthday.

The Colour of Pomegranates

classified PG S Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: The Colour of Pomegranates
Sun 28 July 15:30
Film

The film that Martin Scorsese compared to ‘opening a door and walking into another dimension, where time has stopped and beauty has been unleashed’.

UK Premiere: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

classified 12A S Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Sun 28 July 18:30
Film

Sergei Parajanov’s masterpiece of Ukrainian Poetic Cinema unleashes the full breadth of his remarkable visual imagination via a simple Romeo and Juliet story.

Individual events and screenings unless otherwise specified:

£10.00 full (plus 12% booking fee*)

£8.00 concessions / Refugees and Asylum Seekers (plus 12% booking fee*)

£5.00 24 or under (plus 12% booking fee*)

Concessions apply to Full Time Students, Job Seekers Allowance and Employment Support Allowance, 66+ who have retired, Equity and BECTU members and disabled people. Where applicable please produce proof of eligibility when collecting a ticket.

*Booking fee applies to online and phone booking only.

Complimentary tickets are available for Personal Assistants accompanying customers who are Deaf / Disabled.

Cinema Rediscovered Festival Pass

The Cinema Rediscovered Pass allows you to select from 60+ Cinema Rediscovered screenings and events between Wed 24 - Sun 28 July. Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. Buy your Pass here. Pass holders get a free three-month trial from curated online film streaming platform MUBI.

Pass prices: £120 full / £100 concessions / £80 24 and under.

Multi-Ticket Package Offer

Get 20% off the regular ticket price when you book 4-10 Cinema Rediscovered screenings and/or events. The discount will automatically apply when you add the tickets to your basket.

All Cinema Rediscovered Pass and ticket holders can get 20% off any 6 O'Clock Gin & Tonic at the Café & Bar and Undershed Bar during the Festival. Pass and ticket holders can also enjoy Aperol Spritz time - get an Aperol Spritz for the reduced price of £7 between 17:00 - 19:00 at the Café & Bar and Undershed Bar during the Festival.

Please note: the Cinema Walks, Projection Tours and the Film Quiz are excluded from the Pass and Package.

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