L'Immagine Ritrovata is a highly specialised film restoration laboratory, founded and developed through an initiative of the Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, Italy.

L’Immagine Ritrovata Asia is a wholly owned subsidiary of L’Immagine Ritrovata The opening of the Asia office in Hong Kong enables us to build closer ties with the Asian archives and to foster new opportunities in the region. In addition to liasing with clients in the region, the Asia laboratory will focus on film digitization of picture and sound using the best available technologies like the Arriscan wet gate and Sondor Resonance optical sound scanner; the digital files will be sent to the Bologna facilities for further restoration work.


  • L'Immagine Ritrovata is presenting 6 new restored films at the 75th Cannes Film Festival Cannes Classics section   La Maman et la putain (The Mother and the Whore) Jean Eustach...
  • IR wins the Udine FEFF Golden Mulberry Award

    We are pleased to announce that the Far East Film Festival 23 has decided to award L'Immagine Ritrovata with the 2021 Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement, a precious acknowledgment t...

some services:

  • Film Scanning

    L'Immagine Ritrovata state of the art film scanner can scan cellulose nitrate, diacetate and triacetate films in extremely poor preservation state. Films that are physically badly damaged c...more

  • Film Washing

    The film is subjected to complete ultrasound cleaning, passing through a wash tank, and by means of a system of rotating sponges, undergoes the ultrasonic process. Finally, it is dried by a strong,...more

  • Film Repair

    The manual repair of the celluloid film is the first phase involved in the restoration process. It aims to restore the original film’s mechanical capability, enabling a smooth passage through...more

  • Sound Scanning

    L'Immagine Ritrovata is bringing to Hong Kong its exclusive approach to sound restoration and preservation, with its ability to adapt to the challenges coming from an ever-changing technolo...more