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Director: Giuseppe De Santis. Starring: Raf Vallone, Lucia Bosè, Folco Lulli, Maria Grazia France, Dante Maggio, Vincenzo Talarico. Screenplay: Libero De Libero, Carlo Lizzani, Giuseppe De Santis and Gianni Puccini. Music: Geoffrey Petrassi. Cinematography: Piero Portalupi. Production: Lux Film

Pastor Francesco Dominici, returning from the war, is seeking in vain for work in his land marked by the events of war. One night, in revenge for a sheep theft suffered by his family and perpetrated by the shady Augustine Bonfiglio, the pastor goes to take back his sheep with the help of his lover Lucia and his sister Maria Grazia, but he is denounced and arrested.

The restoration is carried out by the “Fotocinema” workshop, from the negative scene provided by CristaldiFilm by Zeudi Araya and Massimo Cristaldi. The sound acquisition was carried out at the laboratory of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia –  Cineteca Nazionale. The original photographic tone of the film was reconstructed with the supervision of cinematographer Giuseppe Lanci. The restoration of sound by Federico Savina. The restoration was presented at the Venice Film Festival and later at the Fondi Film Festival organized by the Giuseppe De Santis Association (http://www.assodesantis.com). On this occasion the CSC, together with Edizioni Sabinae, published the volume Giuseppe De Santis. The transfiguration of reality, edited by Marco Grossi.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni. Starring: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi, Rita Renoir, Aldo Grotti. Screenplay: Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra. Cinematography: Carlo Di Palma. Music: Giovanni Fusco, Cecilia Fusco, Carlo Savina, Vittorio Gelmetti. Production: Tonino Cervi, Angelo Rizzoli.

Giuliana is married to Ugo, an industrial executive. She is depressed and tormented; her sense of dissatisfaction pushed her to the brink of suicide. The engineer Corrado Zeller, Ugo’s friend and colleague, seems to be the only one able to enter her world. Giuliana dreams of opening an art gallery, and worries too much about her son’s apparent illness (which turns out to be an attempt to attract attention and not go to kindergarten). The woman betrays her husband with Corrado, but even this new love made of silences and furtive glances does not seem to improve his mood. Corrado, also on a perpetual escape from reality, leaves for a business trip to Patagonia. Giuliana stays with her family

Restoration made in 4K from the negative scene, it’s made available by RTI-Mediaset. The color correction was supervised at the Fotocinema laboratory by the cinematographer Luciano Tovoli, in order to return to the film the chromaticism and photographic tone desired at the time by Michelangelo Antonioni and Carlo di Palma. The acquisition and restoration of sound were carried out at the laboratory of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia –  Cineteca Nazionale, under the supervision of Federico Savina.

«I tried to exploit every little narrative resource of color so that it would come into harmony with the spirit of each scene, of each sequence. The agreement between certain new ways of using color in modern cinema – I think for example of Resnais, Bergman – is not accidental. That it’s a need we have felt at the same time because it is linked to the expression of the reality of our time […]. I never thought, ‘Now I’m going to put a blue next to a brown.’ I wanted the grass around the cottage on the canal to be colored to accentuate that sense of desolation, of death. It was necessary to make a certain truth of the landscape» (Michelangelo Antonioni).

Director: Marco Ferreri. Starring: Michel Piccoli, Annie Girardot, Anita Pallenberg, Gino Lavagetto, Carole André, Carla Petrillo, Mario Jannilli. Screenplay: Marco Ferreri, Sergio Bazzini. Cinematography: Mario Vulpiani. Music: Teo Usuelli. Production: Alfred Levy, Ever Haggiag for Pegasus s.r.l.

The meaningless day of Glauco, an engineer tired of the life and the consumeristic rituals to which the world seems to have shrunk. He comes home from work, prepares the dinner, then he finds an old gun wrapped in a vintage newspaper wich reports on the front page of the death of the gangster John Dillinger. He paints the gun in white dots on a red background, mimics his suicide in front of the mirror, starts an erotic game with the maid and then abandons her. He kills his young wife and flees aboard a yacht, offering to replace the newly deceased cook.

The film has been restored in 4K from the original 35mm negatives made available by Movie7 Media, the Giuseppe Massaro’s company. The restoration was carried out by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia –  Cineteca Nazionale, in collaboration with the laboratory Cinema Communications Services – FLAT Parioli. The supervision of the color correction was curated by the cinematographer Luciano Tovoli, the supervision of the restoration of the sound is by Federico Savina. «I edited the photograph of two films by Marco Ferreri – says Tovoli -,  L’ultima donna and  Ciao maschio. I remember him as a brilliant, provocative artist. Dillinger is a beautiful film, anticipating many themes of future cinema. I am very happy to have worked on this restoration, also for the esteem and friendship that bind me to the cinematographer Mario Vulpiani. It was an “easy” restoration: the base was very good, the film was preserved well. I worked with a light hand, without upsetting anything, we just tried to bring back to life the brilliance of the colors that had been lost a little. Of course I worked on the mute digital scan, I reviewed the sound film only recently, at work finished, and it remains a great movie».

Read on Repubblica.it:
http://www.repubblica.it/speciali/cinema/roma/edizione2017/2017/11/02/news/festa_di_roma_marco_ferreri_dillenger_e_morto-180059778/

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci. Starring: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Veronica Lazar, Massimo Girotti. Screenplay: Bernardo Bertolucci, Franco Arcalli. Music: Gato Barbieri. Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro. Production: P.E.A. – European Associate Productions

Restoration created by Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale, in collaboration with Grimaldi Film Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, starting from the original negatives made kindly available by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. The film was scanned on 4k 16 bit at the Prasad Corporation laboratory in Los Angeles and then digitally restored at the “Fotocinema” laboratory in Rome. The color correction was performed at the Laserfilm laboratory in Rome under the supervision of Vittorio Storaro, author of the film’s photography, as well as a former pupil of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. The restoration of sound was supervised by Federico Savina and carried out at the laboratory of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia –  Cineteca Nazionale. The restoration work involved both the original version of the film, in English and French, premiered at the Bif&st 2018 in Bari with Italian subtitles, and the Italian version, distributed in theaters. The transcription of the original sound was provided by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, whereas the Italian sound was provided by Grimaldi Film Productions and the Studio Emme laboratory in Rome.

Director: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. Starring: Homer Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli, Miriam Guidelli, Massimo Bonetti. Screenplay: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Tonino Guerra, Giuliani G. De Blacks. Music: Nicola Piovani. Non-original music: Giuseppe Verdi. Cinematography: Franco Di Giacomo. Production: Ager Cinematographic, Rai-Radiotelevisione Italiana.

Restoration made from the original negative 35mm and the negative optical sound stored at the Luce-Cinecittà Institute. Some sections that were too damaged are integrated with images taken from internegatives, for a total of 285 meters. All the works were approved by the director Paolo Taviani. The restoration was presented in the Venice Classics section of the Venice International Film Festival 2018 and was awarded of the Golden Lion for the best restoration.

Director: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. Starring: Homer Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli, Miriam Guidelli, Massimo Bonetti. Screenplay: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Tonino Guerra, Giuliani G. De Blacks. Music: Nicola Piovani. Non-original music: Giuseppe Verdi. Cinematography: Franco Di Giacomo. Production: Ager Cinematographic, Rai-Radiotelevisione Italiana.

Restoration made from the original negative 35mm and the negative optical sound stored at the Luce-Cinecittà Institute. Some sections that were too damaged are integrated with images taken from internegatives, for a total of 285 meters. All the works were approved by the director Paolo Taviani. The restoration was presented in the Venice Classics section of the Venice International Film Festival 2018 and was awarded of the Golden Lion for the best restoration.

Director: Liliana Cavani. Starring: Dirk Bogard, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti, Isa Miranda. Screenplay: Liliana Cavani, Italo Moscati, Robert Gordon Edwards, Elsa De Simone. Music: Daniele Paris. Cinematography: Alfio Contini. Production: Lotar Film.

Restoration curated by Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia –  Cineteca Nazionale and Luce-Cinecittà Institute starting from the negative scene and column of the original English version preserved at Cinecittà. The work was carried out at the Cinecittà Digital Laboratory, with the supervision of Liliana Cavani. The restoration was presented in the Venice Classics section of the 2018 Venice International Film Festival. In 2019 the Berlin Festival chose to screen it at the golden bear award ceremony for the career of Charlotte Rampling.

Director: Marco Vicario. Starring: Philippe Leory, Rossana Podesta, Gastome Moschin, Giampiero Albertini. Screenplay: Marco Vicario, Noelle Gillmor, Jose Luis Ozores. Music: Armando Trovajoli. Cinematography: Ennio Guarnieri. Production: Atlantic Film Production Films, S.P.C.E., Paris Union Films, As Films Produccion

Restoration carried out in 2018 by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia –  Cineteca Nazionale, starting from the negative original 35mm scene and the negative optical sound made available by the author. All the works, made in 4k at the Studio Emme in Rome, have been approved by the director Marco Vicario. It was presented at the Lumière Festival in Lyon.

Director: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. Starring: Giulio Brogi, Daniele Dublin, Virginia Ciuffini, Renato Scarpa. Screenplay: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. Music: Benedict Ghiglia. Cinematography: Mario Masini. Production: Ager Film, Rai-Radiotelevision Italiana.

Restoration carried out in 2019 in collaboration with the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia –  Cineteca Nazionale and the Luce-Cinecittà Institute, starting from the original negative 35mm and negative optical sound stored at the Luce-Cinecittà Institute. The work was supervised by the director Paolo Taviani and the cinematographer Mario Masini. Supervision to the restoration of the sound of Federico Savina. The film was presented at the Rome Film Festival, introducing one of the greatest filmmakers in the world: Martin Scorsese.

Director: Giuseppe De Santis. Starring: Raffaele Pisu, Tatyana Samoylova, Arthur Kennedy, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Andrea Checchi, Riccardo Cucciolla. Screenplay: Ennio De Concini, Giuseppe De Santis, Sergei Smirnov, Gian Domenico Giagni. Music: Armando Trovajoli. Cinematography: Toni Secchi. Production: Galatea, Mosfil’m.

Restoration carried out in 2018 by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia –  Cineteca Nazionale, starting from the original 35mm negative and the negative optical sound made available by Galatea with the collaboration of Intramovies. Project carried out with the financial contribution of Deisa Ebano S.p.A. under law 106/2014 (art bonus), in collaboration with Genoma Films Ltd. We are grateful to the “Banca Popolare di Fondi”. It was presented at the Rome Film Festival.

Director: Francesca Archibugi. Starring: Stefania Sandrelli, Jean-Pierre Duriez, Massimo Dapporto. Screenplay: Francesca Archibugi, Gloria Malatesta, Claudia Sbarigia. Music: Roberto Gatto, Baptist Lena. Cinematography: Luigi Verga. Production: Ellepi Film, Rai-Radiotelevisione Italiana.

The restoration of Mignon è partita of an overall recovery project of the most recent Italian cinema, because not only the classics of the silent cinema or the great masterpieces in black and white deserve to be re-proposed on the screens. It was made by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia –  Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with the cultural association Playtown Roma, starting from the original 35mm  negative and the negative optical sound made available by the Luce-Cinecittà Institute. All the work was done at the Studio Emme laboratory. It was presented at the festival in Rome, in the “Alice nella città” competition.

Director: Luigi Zampa. Starring: Alberto Sordi, Bice Valori, Sara Franchetti, Claudio Gora. Screenplay: Sergio Amidei, Alberto Sordi, Luigi Zampa. Music: Piero Piccioni. Cinematography: Ennio Guarnieri. Production: Euro International Films, Explorer Film ’58.

Restoration by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale, it has been presented during the second edition of the exhibition for Italian Cinema, at the first festival of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome. The realization of this restoration was also possible thanks to a crowd-funding project – a funding through donations from individual citizens – launched in 2017 during the first edition of the event.

Director: Alberto Sordi. Starring: Alberto Sordi, Fiona Lewis, Amy Dalby, Alfredo Marchetti. Screenplay: Sergio Amidei, Alberto Sordi. Music: Piero Piccioni. Cinematography: Benito Frattari. Production: Fono Roma

The Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia –  Cineteca Nazionale, depository of the Sordi’s collection and the materials of the film, has promoted, together with the Fondazione Alberto Sordi, the restoration and digitization of Fumo di Londra (1966), directed and starring by Alberto Sordi. From the different versions of the film, the original integral work has been reconstructed, recomposing clips separated by Sordi himself. The work was done at the Augustus Color Laboratory in Rome, which also made a “making of” documenting the restoration operations in 4k. The first presentation of the restored version took place at the Teatro Morlacchi in Perugia on May 25th, with a major event and interventions by the promoting institutions, authorities of the Municipality and the Umbria Region.

CSC – Cineteca Nazionale has at the center of its institutional mission the preservation and restoration of the Italian cinematographic heritage.
Restorations curated by CSC – Cineteca Nazionale from 2002 to 2016.