• 36th Il Cinema Ritrovato

    36th Il Cinema Ritrovato

    From June 25th to July 3rd, Cineteca di Bologna hosts the 36th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival, 9 days of screenings and meetings in seven theatres, as well as three open air evening screenings. A selection of the very best restorations realized over the year by public and private institutions will be presented both in 35mm and digital formats during the festival. Among these, several films recently restored at L’Immagine Ritrovata.


    Find out the full programme Il Cinema Ritrovato


  • 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 Eustache

    1972, 3h40, France

    4K digital restoration of The Mother and the Whore was done in 2022 by Les Films du Losange, with backing from the CNC and participation from the Cinémathèque Suisse. Image restoration was done by Immagine Ritrovata Laboratories, supervised by Jacques Besse and Boris Eustache. Sound restoration was provided by Léon Rousseau of L.E. Diapason.

    Screening in the presence of Françoise Lebrun, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Boris Eustache



    Vittorio de Sica

    1946, 1h33, Italy

    Presented by The Film Foundation and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna. Restored in 4K by The Film Foundation and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata in association with Orium S.A. Restoration funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.


    Thamp (The Circus Tent)

    Aravindan Govindan

    1978, 2h09, India

    A presentation of Film Heritage Foundation, India. Restored by Film Heritage Foundation, The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, Cineteca di Bologna at Prasad Corporation Pvt. Ltd.’s Post – Studios, Chennai, and L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory, and in association with General Pictures, National Film Archive of India and the family of Aravindan Govindan. Funding provided by Prasad Corporation Pvt. Ltd. and Film Heritage Foundation.


    The Trial

    Orson Welles

    1962, 2h, France / Germany / Italy

    This restoration was produced in 2022 by STUDIO CANAL and the Cinémathèque Française. The image and sound restoration were done at the Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory (Paris-Bologne), using the original 35mm negative. This project was supervised by STUDIO CANAL, Sophie Boyer and Jean-Pierre Boiget. The restoration was funded thanks to the patronage of Chanel.


    If I Were a Spy…

    Bertrand Blier

    1967, 1h34, France

    Presented by Pathé. 4k restoration, done scanning the original negative film. A project undertaken by the Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory (Paris-Bologne). Restoration funded by the Centre national du cinema et de l’image animée (CNC).



    Mike De Leon

    1976, 1h45, Philippines

    A Mike De Leon presentation, distributed in France by Carlotta Films. Restoration done using the original 35mm negative and optical soundtrack, stored at the British Film Institute. The negative, scanned in 4K, benefited from a 2K digital restoration done at the Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory, Bologna. Color grading was supervised by the director, Mike De Leon, and his co-director of photography, Rody Laccap. This presentation is a preview of the French release of Mike De Leon’s entire restored body of work, slated 2022-2023.