The Executioner: By the Neck By David Cairns
Designing for del Toro By Eric Skillman
The lineup for the seventh annual Cannes Classics, a sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival that highlights new restorations of classics and films previously thought lost, has been announced on the festival’s website. The exciting program will present eighteen titles, which include features by such filmmakers as Luis Buñuel (Tristana), Réné Clément (La bataille du rail), Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho), and John Huston (The African Queen) as well as a short by Roberto Rossellini (Il ruscello di Ripasottile). Three films that are part of the Criterion Collection will also be screening: Jean Renoir’s Boudu Saved from Drowning, in a never-before-seen version that includes scenes deleted from the original release; Volker Schlöndorff’s The Tin Drum, in a new director’s cut; and Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard, in a new restoration done in part by Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, Pathé, and the Cineteca di Bologna.