To honor the 80th anniversary of the first Venice festival, organizers will restore, screen and make available for distribution 10 rare prints from the festival’s giant archives.
ROME – The Venice Film Festival said Tuesday it would select 10 rare films from its archives to form the year’s retrospective in a special nod to the 80th anniversary of the festival’s inaugural edition.
Normally, the festival’s retrospective focuses on a specific director or genre. But the festival said it had selected the ten films in this year’s retrospective based purely on rarity: many of them are the only existing copies of films, or copies of earlier versions of films that differ from the versions later released on cinemas.
Source: Hollywood Reporter