At the 74th Venice Film Festival, the restored version of 1900 by Bernardo Bertolucci
The new restoration of 1900 by Bernardo Bertolucci will be presented in the Venice Classics section. Together with 1900, in the same section, will be presented the restored versions of other important Italian films: Red Desert (1964) by Michelangelo Antonioni, Under the the olive tree (1950) by Giuseppe De Santis and The Ape Woman (1964) by Marco Ferreri.
The restoration was made possible thanks to 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Luce-Cinecittà Institute and Cineteca di Bologna, with the collaboration of Alberto Grimaldi and Massimo Sordella's support in the lab L'Immagine Ritrovata.
The new restoration of 1900 will restore the wonderful images of the great epic signed in 1976 by Bernardo Bertolucci, an immense fresco of a century, painted through the cross-section of territory, Emilia, so emblematic in representing women and men, society and struggles, dictatorships, wars, liberation.
Written in six hands by Giuseppe Bertolucci, Bernardo Bertolucci and Kim Arcalli, 1900 is divided into two acts (the first goes from 1900 to the advent of fascism, the second ends with Liberation) and interlaces the events of peasant Olmo and the landowner Alfredo, played by Gérard Depardieu and Robert De Niro, surrounded by a cast including, among others, Burt Lancaster, Alida Valli, Dominique Sanda, Stefania Sandrelli, Laura Betti, Donald Sutherland.