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Old 09-04-08, 03:54 PM
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Max Ophuls’s restored 'Lola Montès'

A restored version of Max Ophuls's film 'Lola Montes' will be featured at the New York Film Festival as it's spotlight retrospective (Sept 26 - Oct. 12), after having a prior screening at this year's Cannes festival

(from the Film Society of Lincoln Center):


Additionally, Max Ophuls’s final masterpiece Lola Montès will be screened at the New York Film Festival for the third time, now as the spotlight retrospective. A biography told in flashbacks of notorious dancer and courtesan Elizabeth Rosanna Gilbert—aka Lola Montès—Ophuls’s film is a meditation on time and the evanescent nature of fame and riches. Several earlier attempts to restore prints of Lola Montès have encountered difficulties due to Ophuls’s use of the relatively unstable Eastmancolor process. The 46th New York Film Festival will screen a gleaming new restoration from the Cinémathèque Française, which incorporates all available footage.


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The restoration is detailed in September's issue of American Cinematographer. The film will get a limited theatrical release later in the year/early 2009.
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Originally Posted by Giles View Post
The 46th New York Film Festival will screen a gleaming new restoration from the Cinémathèque Française, which incorporates all available footage.[/i]
"Gleaming new restoration" eh? I like the sound of that!

The film will get a limited theatrical release later in the year/early 2009.
And hopefully a spiffy new Criterion release soon after.
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I wish I lived in a city that played old movies. And that's why I'm moving to LA next year. Well, not the exact reason but part of it.
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Definitely looking forward to this! I would suspect that it will show up at the Film Forum for a week or two following the screening at the NY Film Festival.
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For all you region-free Ophuls fans out there, Second Sight is releasing Caught tomorrow.

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