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Classici fuori Mostra

1st Permanent Festival of Restored Films
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From July 24th to August 30th in Venice, every Friday and Saturday at 9 pm, the Arena that La Biennale has built for the summer in the Giardini, in preparation for the 77th Venice International Film Festival (2 - 12 September), will present a line-up of restored film classics.

Classici fuori Mostra 

The first edition of the Permanent Festival of Restored Films will feature twelve masterpieces from the past in the original language version with subtitles in Italian, a selection from a list of the finest and most recent film restoration projects completed by film libraries and production companies around the world. The intention is to introduce audiences to the films that have marked the history of cinema and continue to inspire the work of today’s filmmakers.

The first film in the programme, Don’t Look Now (1973), a horror film masterpiece by British director Nicolas Roeg starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland (restored by StudioCanal), will be introduced on Friday July 24th at 9 pm by director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name, Suspiria, I Am Love) and Giovanni Soccol.

A tribute to the great Venetian photographer Fulvio Roiter will be held on Saturday July 25th at 9 pm, in collaboration with the Fondazione Roiter and the City of Venice, before the screening of Fat City (1971) by John Huston.

Alberto Barbera
Director of the Biennale Cinema

“The growing success of the Venice Classics section which registered the greatest participation of spectators during the last Biennale Cinema, confirms the existence of an audience that is extremely interested in seeing film classics from the world heritage of cinema.
The opportunity to see, again or for the first time, films that have left their mark on the development of the language and aesthetics of the Seventh Art is a valuable one for the public in general, but for students in particular it has an added element of educational enrichment.
These considerations led to the idea of a film series titled Classici fuori Mostra, a weekly event that will extend the joy of viewing that a film festival must necessarily limit to a span of just a few days”.

The programme

Screenings will begin at 9 pm.

All the films are in the original language version with subtitles in Italian.


24 July
DON’T LOOK NOW by Nicolas Roeg
with Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Massimo Serato; Great Britain/Italy, 1973, 110’
Restored by StudioCanal
Introduced by Luca Guadagnino

25 July
In collaboration with the Fondazione Roiter and the City of Venice
To be followed by
FAT CITY by John Huston
with Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark, Nicholas Colasanto; USA, 1971, 100’
Restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment

31 July
A CIASCUNO IL SUO (We Still Kill the Old Way) by Elio Petri
with Gian Maria Volonté, Irene Papas, Gabriele Ferzetti; Italy, 1967, 99’
Restored by the Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino

1 August
ALIEN by Ridley Scott
with Sigourney Weaver, Yaphet Kotto, Veronica Cartwright, Ian Holm, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt; Great Britain/USA, 1979, 116’
Restored by 20th Century Fox

7 August
MIRACOLO A MILANO (Miracle in Milan) by Vittorio De Sica
with Francesco Golisano, Emma Gramatica, Paolo Stoppa, Guglielmo Barnabò, Brunella Bovo; Italy, 1951, 100’
Restored by the Cineteca di Bologna and Compass Film

8 August
with Hsu Feng, Sun Yueh, Shih Chun; Hong Kong/Taiwan, 1979, 120’
Restored by Taiwan Film Institute

14 August
THE GO-BETWEEN by Joseph Losey
with Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave, Dominic Guard, Michael Gough, Edward Fox, Richard Gibson; Great Britain, 1971, 110’
Restored by StudioCanal

15 August
KANAL by Andrzej Wajda
with Teresa Izewska, Tadeusz Janczar, Wienczyslaw Glinski, Tadeusz Gwiazdowski, Stanislaw Mikulski; Poland, 1957, 95’
Restored by Malavida Films

21 August
DANS LA VILLE BLANCHE (In the White City) by Alain Tanner
with Bruno Ganz, Teresa Madruga, Julia Vonderlinn, José Carvhalo; Switzerland/Portugal, 1982, 107’
Restored by the Association Alain Tanner and Cinémathèque Suisse

22 August
DETOUR by Edgar G. Ulmer
with Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald; USA, 1945, 67’
Restored by the Academy Film Archive and Film Foundation, in collaboration with Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, Museum of Modern Art and Cinémathèque Française, with funding for the restoration provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation

29 August
L’APE REGINA / UNA STORIA MODERNA (The Conjugal Bed) by Marco Ferreri
with Ugo Tognazzi, Marina Vlady, Walter Giller, Linda Sini, Riccardo Fellini; Italy/France, 1963, 93’
Restored by the Cineteca di Bologna

30 August
TONI by Jean Renoir
with Charles Blavette, Jenny Hélia, Célia Montalvan, Edouard Delmont; France, 1935, 84’
Restored by Gaumont


In case of adverse weather conditions the screenings may be subject to rescheduling​.


Full price € 8
Students € 2,5
Full subscription € 60
Subscription for students € 20

Tickets and subscriptions exclusively available online.

Tel. +39 041 5218 828


La Biennale di Venezia would like to thank for their valuable collaboration: Academy Film Archive, Association Alain Tanner, Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, Cinémathèque Suisse, Cineteca di Bologna, Far East Film Festival, Films Sans Frontières, Gaumont, L’Immagine Ritrovata, Malavida Films, Mediaset, Movietime, Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino, Park Circus, Polish Film Institute, Sony Pictures, Studio Filmowe Kadr, StudioCanal, Subti Srl, Taiwan Film Institute, Twentieth Century Fox.


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