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Wide takes on The Bitch

8 May 2014 12:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cannes slate includes trio of classics as well as slew of new films, including pictures from Arto Halonen and Tala Hadid.

Wide Management has picked up international sales on Jean Renoir’s 1939 picture The Bitch (La Chienne), which is screening in Cannes Classics this year.

The tale of a humble clerk who falls victim to a prostitute and her violent, scheming pimp, was Renoir’s second sound film. 

It recently restored by Les Films du Jeudi - the historic production company of Renoir’s late producer Pierre Braunbreger - and the Cinémathèque Francaise with the support of France’s National Cinema Centre and the DGA and WGA-backed Franco-American Cultural Fund.

“Screening in Cannes Classics gives a masterpiece like La Chienne, which is part of cinema history, a new lease of life and visibility,” said Wide Management’s founding chief, Loic Magneron. “This is a timeless classic that should be seen by new audiences.”

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Cannes Classics Selection Unveiled

30 April 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – The Cannes festival has unveiled a 22-feature selection for its Cannes Classic section of historical and restored films.

Headlining the selection are Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars,” Wim Wenders’ “Paris Texas,” Nagisa Oshima’s “Cruel Story of Youth,” Francois Truffaut’s “The Last Metro,” and King Hu’s “Dragon Inn.”

Sophia Loren is set as the guest of honor and will attend both the screening of Vittorio de Sica’s “Marriage Italian Style” and Edoardo Ponti’s 25 minute short film “La Voce Humana,” which marks Loren’s most recent cinema role. The Italian diva will give a masterclass, an on-stage conversation in the Salle Bunuel.

As a tribute to Marcello Mastroianni, who features on this year’s Cannes festival poster, there will be a screening of “8½” in a version restored by French companies Gaumont and Éclair.

The Classics section will also include two documentaries about cinema: Roger Ebert study “Life Itself, »

- Patrick Frater

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