L’Immagine Ritrovata opens its new film restoration laboratory, L’Image Retrouvée, in Paris


    This new laboratory will bring to France – the country where cinema was born – L'Immagine Ritrovata’s highly specialised film restoration capabilities and its long-standing love of film, while at the same time looking towards the future, represented by the digital frontier and the use of 4K technology, the unsurpassed apex in film restoration quality.
    An important step, the natural continuation of the bond that for some time has united the Cineteca di Bologna and L’Immagine Ritrovata to France through the restoration of films from the Lumière brothers and the origins of cinema to more recent productions already in need of restoration, presented every year at prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Lyon (Festival Lumière), Paris (Toute la mémoire du monde).
    Following the opening of L’immagine Ritrovata Asia in Hong Kong in 2015, L’Immagine Ritrovata is continuing its field deployment of a team located halfway between traditional craftsmanship and industrial process, between film and digital, and always at the service of cinematographic works and their authors.
  • Venice Classics Award

    Venice Classics Award
    As part of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, the Venice Classics Award for Best Restored Film went to Break Up – L’uomo dei cinque palloni (Marco Ferreri, Italy/France, 1963/1967). The restoration, promoted by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and MNC - Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and supported by Sordella and Nuovo Imaie, was carried out by L'Immagine Ritrovata.
    It is the fourth consecutive year that a film restored by L'Immagine Ritrovata has won the Venice Classics Award. In 2015, the award for best restored film went to Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy, 1975), in 2014 to A Special Day (Ettore Scola, Italy/France, 1977) and in 2013 to Property Is No Longer a Theft (Elio Petri, Italy/France, 1973).
  • 4K Restoration of A BETTER TOMORROW

    4K Restoration of A BETTER TOMORROW

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  • 2016 Il Cinema Ritrovato

    2016 Il Cinema Ritrovato

    From June 25th to July 2nd, Cineteca di Bologna hosts the 30th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival, 8 days of screenings and meetings in five theatres, as well as open air evening screenings in Bologna’s wonderful main square, Piazza Maggiore, and in Cineteca’s courtyard called Piazzetta Pasolini.

    A selection of the very best restorations realized over the past year (and in most cases in recent months) by public and private institutions will be presented both in 35mm and digital formats during the festival.

    This year, Cineteca di Bologna also hosts (from June 23rd to 28th) the 72nd edition of the FIAF Congress, that this year will be dedicated to restoration, sharing new case studies and exploring technical and methodological issues with international experts.

    In addition, this year the 7th edition of the theory lessons of the FIAF Film Restoration Summer School will be part of Il Cinema Ritrovato, followed by two weeks of restoration practice in the facilities of L'Immagine Ritrovata.

    Find out the full programme of Il Cinema Ritrovato, the FIAF Congress and the FIAF Film Restoration Summer School.


  • L'Immagine Ritrovata at the Cannes Festival

    L'Immagine Ritrovata at the Cannes Festival

    L’Immagine Ritrovata is delighted to participate at the 69th edition of the Cannes Festival, taking place from the 11th to 22th May, 2016, presenting seven new restorations:



    (Milos Forman,1989, 2h17, France)

    12th May, 16h45, Salle Buñuel


    Signore & signori (Ces messieurs dames ou Belles dames, vilains messieurs)

    (Pietro Germi, 1966, 2h, Italy/France)

    14th May, 16h45, Salle Buñuel



    (Régis Wargnier, 1992, 2h32, France)

    16th May, 19h45, Salle Buñuel



    (Thavi Na Bangchang,1954, 1h54, Thailand)

    19th May, 17h00, Salle Buñuel


    Il sorpasso (Le Fanfaron)

    (Dino Risi, 1962, 1h45, Italy)

    19th May, 21h30, La Plage


    Memorias del subdesarrollo (Mémoires du sous-développement)

    (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea,1968, 1h37, Cuba)

    20th May, 18h30, Salle Buñuel


    C'eravamo tanto amati (Nous nous sommes tant aimés)

    (Ettore Scola,1974, 2h, Italy)

    21st May, 21h30, La Plage