Daily | Cannes Classics 2015 Lineup

Costa-Gavras's 'Z' (1969)

Costa-Gavras is this year’s guest of honor

The Festival, whose 68th edition runs from May 13 through 24, has announced the lineup for this year’s Cannes Classics program of restorations and tributes.

Costa-Gavras will be the guest of honor. Cannes reminds us that he “won the Palme d’or with Missing in 1982, was member of the Jury in 1976 (he rewarded Taxi Driver), Award for Best Director with Section spéciale in 1975, he will be with us for the screening of Z, Jury Prize in 1969.”

Stig Björkman’s new documentary, Ingrid Bergman, in Her Own Words, will screen as a tribute to the subject of this year’s poster. Marking 60 years since the creation of the festival’s top award will be Alexis Veller’s The Golden Palm’s Legend.

As a tribute to Manoel de Oliveira, the film he made in 1982 and requested that it not be screened until after his death will, most likely with bittersweet emotion, be screened: Memories and Confessions.

A selection by the Lumière brothers will mark 120 years since the advent of the Cinématographe Lumière.

And there’ll be an evening with Barbet Schroeder and a screening of the new 2K restoration of his More (1969).

Documentaries about cinema:

  • Kent Jones’s Hitchcock/Truffaut. As Leo Barraclough reported for Variety almost a full year ago now, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Wes Anderson and David Fincher are among the interviewees.
  • Richard Melloul’s Depardieu grandeur nature.
  • Gabriel Clarke and John McKenna’s Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans. From Content Media: “The film interweaves original insight and revelation with a remarkable sound archive—as well as hours of never-before-seen film that has remained untouched in basements and garages in Paris and LA.”
  • Nancy Buirski’s By Sidney Lumet.
  • Daniel Raim’s Harold and Lillian: a Hollywood Love Story.

In celebration of the Orson Welles Centennial:

  • Orson Welles‘s Citizen Kane (1941). 4K restoration.
  • Carol Reed‘s The Third Man (1949). 4K.
  • Two new documentaries, Elisabeth Kapnist’s Orson Welles, Autopsie d’une légende and Clara and Julia Kuperberg’s This Is Orson Welles.


  • Luchino Visconti‘s Rocco and His Brothers (1960).
  • Laurent Roth’s Les Yeux brûlés (1986).
  • Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows (1958).
  • Ousmane Sembène’s Black Girl (1966), preceded by Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman’s SEMBENE!
  • Lino Brocka’s Insiang (1976), the first Filipino feature film to be presented at Cannes.
  • Fernando Solanas’s Sur (The South, 1988).
  • Kenji Mizoguchi’s The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939).
  • Kinji Fukasaku’s Battles without Honor and Humanity (1973).
  • Miklós Jancsó‘s The Round-Up (1965).
  • Michel Brault‘s Les Ordres (1974).
  • Julien Duvivier‘s Panique (1946).
  • King Hu’s A Touch of Zen (1973).
  • Elem Klimov’s Welcome or No Trespassing (1964).
  • Luis Puenzo‘s The Official Story (1984).
  • Marcel Pagnol‘s Marius (1931).

And on the Cinéma de la Plage:

  • Akira Kurosawa‘s Ran (1985).
  • Edouard Molinaro’s Hibernatus (1969).
  • Yves Robert‘s Le Grand blond avec une chaussure noire (1972).
  • Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park 3D (1993).
  • Sergei Eisenstein‘s Ivan the Terrible, Parts 1 and 2 (1944 and 1945).
  • James Cameron’s The Terminator (1984).
  • Brian Singer’s The Usual Suspects (1995).
  • Marcel Carné‘s Hôtel du Nord (1938).
  • Bo Widerberg’s Joe Hill (1971).
  • And the world premiere of Eric Hannezo’s Rabid Dogs, featuring Lambert Wilson, Guillaume Gouix and Virginie Ledoyen.

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