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Revivals

The latest restorations and rereleases of essential classics of cinema.

See three or more films in Revivals and save with a Discount Package!

L’argent

  • Robert Bresson
  • 1983
  • France
  • 83 minutes

New Restoration

Robert Bresson’s final film, the story of a counterfeit bill’s passage from hand to hand and the resulting tragic consequences, burns white hot, not with anger but with a perfect clarity of purpose: to direct us to see that habitual human callousness is what keeps us out of paradise.

The Battle of Algiers

  • Gillo Pontecorvo
  • 1966
  • Italy/Algeria
  • 120 minutes
Gillo Pontecorvo’s account of the popular uprising that eventually led to Algerian independence from the French took “documentary realism” to a new level, electrifying and polarizing audiences throughout the world.

Harlan County USA

  • Barbara Kopple
  • 1976
  • USA
  • 35mm
  • 103 minutes

Q&A with Barbara Kopple

The mighty Barbara Kopple’s impassioned documentary record of the year-long Brookside, Kentucky miners’ strike that came to be known as “Bloody Harlan” returns to the festival where it had its premiere 40 years ago.

Jacques Rivette Shorts

  • 105 minutes
Re-discovered by Véronique Rivette this year and digitally restored by the Cinémathèque Française, these three early “practice films” provide a fascinating glimpse of the earliest stages of Rivette’s artistic development.

The Living Idol

  • Albert Lewin
  • 1957
  • USA
  • 100 minutes
Albert Lewin made only six movies, each one rarefied, proudly literary, mythic, meticulously art-directed, and delicately haunting. The Living Idol, based on his own novel, feels like an emanation from an alternate world of moviemaking.

Memories of Underdevelopment

  • Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
  • 1968
  • Cuba
  • 97 minutes
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s 1968 film out of Cuba, is, in Derek Malcolm’s words, “one of the best films ever made about the skeptical individual's place in the march of history.”

One-Eyed Jacks

  • Marlon Brando
  • 1961
  • USA
  • 141 minutes

Introduction by Martin Scorsese!

Restored by Universal Studios in collaboration with The Film Foundation.
The only film directed by Marlon Brando, this visually stunning production, shot in VistaVision, is an unorthodox western that’s as fresh, unpredictable, and physical as his Brando’s lead performance.

Panique

  • Julien Duvivier
  • 1947
  • France
  • 91 minutes
Julien Duvivier’s first postwar project was this adaptation of Georges Simenon’s Mr. Hire’s Engagement starring Michel Simon as a reviled voyeur framed for a murder by the girl he adores.

Taipei Story

  • Edward Yang
  • 1985
  • Taiwan
  • 110 minutes
Edward Yang’s second feature, starring Hou Hsiao-hsien, about a couple slowly coming apart, is early evidence of Olivier Assayas’s assessment of Yang, who died far too young, as “the great Chinese filmmaker of modernity.”

Ugetsu Monogatari

  • Kenji Mizoguchi
  • 1953
  • Japan
  • 94 minutes
Kenji Mizoguchi’s 1953 adaptation of two 18th-century Japanese ghost stories (tempered with elements from Guy de Maupassant) is a peak in the history of cinema, a work of multiple mysteries, terrors, wonders, and ecstatic flights.