Cannes Unveils Its Classics Lineup

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Jean Cocteau, a '60s Palme d'Or winner, the Munich Olympics and Alain Resnais are all on tap for this year's Cannes Classics. The festival, which opens next month with previously announced The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann, unveiled 19 titles that will screen with restored prints, including the 1963 classic Cleopatra and 1987's The Last Emperor. In all, this year's Classics lineup will encompass 20 feature-length narratives and three documentaries.

In addition to Cannes Classics, restored versions of additional features will screen seaside as part of the festival's Cinéma de la Plage program, including titles by Buster Keaton, Alfred Hitchcock and Luc Besson.

The 2013 Festival de Cannes takes place May 15 - 26.

Cannes Classics lineup follows:

Restored Films
Borom Sarret (1963, 20’) by Ousmane Sembène
Charluta: The Lonely Wife (1964, 1:57) by Satyajit Ray
Cleopatra (1963, 4:03) by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Fedora (1978, 1:50) by Billy Wilder
Goha (1957, 1:18) by Jacques Baratier
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959, 1:32) by Alain Resnais
The Desert of Tartars (1976, 2:20) by Valerio Zurlini
La Grande Bouffe (1973, 2h05) de Marco Ferreri
La Reine Margot (1994, 2:39) by Patrice Chéreau
Le Joli Mai (1963, new 2013 cut: 2:25) by Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964, 1:31) by Jacques Demy
Lucky Luciano (1973, 1:55) by Francesco Rosi
The Nail of Brightness (1975, 2:04) by Lino Brocka
Blazing Sun (1960, 1:55) by René Clément
An Autumn Afternoon (1962, colour, 2:13) by Yasujirō Ozu 
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974, 2:00) by Ted Kotcheff
The Last Detail (1973, 1:44) by Hal Ashby
The Last Emperor 3D (1987, 2h43) by Bernardo Bertolucci
Visions of Eight (1973, 1:49) by Youri Ozerov, Milos Forman, Mai Zetterling, Claude Lelouch, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Kon Ichikawa.

Shepard & Dark by Treva Wurmfeld (2013, 1:29) -- Joanne Woodward in attendance for the presentation.

Con La Pata Quebrada (2013, 1:23) by Diego Galán (Spain) - Documentary
A Story of Children and Film (2013, 1:40) by Mark Cousins (Great Britain) - Documentary

Cinéma de la Plage
Jour de Fete (France, 1949, 1:27) by Jacques Tati
The General (1926, 1:18) by Buster Keaton
The Birds (1963, 2:09) by Alfred Hitchcock
The Big Blue (1988, 2:16) by Luc Besson
The Ladies' Man (1961, 1:35) by Jerry Lewis
The Man from Rio (France, 1964, 1:52) by Philippe de Broca
Safety Last (1923, 1:13) by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor

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