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Venice to celebrate 80th anniversary with screening of restored rare classics

Venice to celebrate 80th anniversary with screening of restored rare classics

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Venice International Film Festival (1932-2012), the 2012 edition will feature a retrospective of ten films presented during past Venice Films Festivals.

The films were selected on the basis of rarity, using the copies from the Collections of the Historic Archives of the Contemporary Arts of the Biennale (Asac).

As has often been pointed out by historians and researchers, the films from the Venice Film Festival preserved over the years in the Asac represent a valuable and extremely important legacy of documents. In many cases, they are the only copies of films that were considered lost, or of versions that differ from the copies successively released in theatres.

The retrospective project consists of a limited number of films not otherwise available in 35mm or DVD copies, and that have never been restored. The Biennale will keep one 35mm or Dcp/HD-cam copy of all the restored films,

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