Mexican cinema tribute part of Cannes Classics lineup

Mexican cinema tribute part of Cannes Classics lineup
PARIS -- Organizers of the Festival de Cannes on Thursday unveiled the complete lineup of the Cannes Classics section dedicated to historic films from around the world. Now in its second year, the selection pays tribute to Mexican cinema with screenings of a restored copy of the 1950 picture Los Olvidados and a mini-retrospective of the work of Emilio Fernandez, three of whose movies will unspool. The British Film Institute has put together a program of restored films by U.K. director Michael Powell to mark the centenary of his birth. Also on the menu are two films restored by the Academy Film Archive under the aegis of the Film Foundation, the movie preservation organization founded in 1990 by Martin Scorsese and seven other leading American directors. Unspooling at Cannes will be Jean Renoir's 1951 The River and Satyajit Ray's 1955 work Pather Panchali.

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