This year EYE is bringing the record number of thirty films to the Giornate del Cinema Muto!
The biggest and longest running silent film festival of the world hosts more than a thousand guests in its immens theater, and is also the place where the international silent film crowd gets together to watch silent films with live music, from 9AM till after midnight. There are daily musical masterclasses, book launches and presentations by archive specialists.
EYE will also present a ‘dialogue’ on Monday (Oct. 2nd) about the recently acquired Van der Molen/Manshanden nitrate collection. The collection has already drawn international attention since the first weeks of its registration, through the discovery of the lost Hungarian film A Munkazsubbony from 1914.
Among the EYE highlights, there is the world premiere of The Reckless Age (US, 1924) on Monday, restored by NBC/Universal from a unique nitrate print found at EYE, through our collaboration project with the National Film Preservation Foundation.
The yearly Desmet Collection screening is called 'For a Better Vision' and is dedicated to films about ‘blindness’. In addition, also our recently discovered and restored film Petite Simone (FR, 1918) will be screened for the first time.
The other EYE films are spread among the other sections of the festival, like the European Westerns, and mainly the ‘Nasty Women’ where we have 16 films!
List of all EYE films on the program:
EARLY EUROPEAN WESTERN:
Coeur Ardent (FR, 1912)*
Sulla via dell'oro (IT, 1913)*
Nel paese dell'oro (IT, 1913)*
RECOVERED & RESTORED:
Reckless age, The (US, 1924) restored by NBC/Universal through NFPF
The Right to Happiness (US 1919) Dutch intertitles
Petite Simone (FR, 1918)
DESMET COLLECTION "For a Better Vision" (Monday, Oct. 2nd. 4pm):
Mieux Valait la Nuit (Was Ik Maar Blind Gebleven)(Fr, 1911)*
Amma, le voleur aveugle (FR, 1912)
Le Coeur et les Yeux (Fr, 1911)*
Modeschau im Zoo (D, 1915)
Water Lilies (US, 1911)*
Mr.Myope Chasse/The Sportsman (FR, 1910)
Le Mensonge de Jean le Manchot (FR, 1911)*
Blinden Instituut en Ooglijders Gasthuis te Bandoeng (1912-1913)
Cunégonde trop curieuse (FR 1912)*
Onésime et la toilette de Mademoiselle Badinois (FR 1912)*
Het Onwillige Dienstmeisje/ Unidentified Cunegonde Episode (FR, 1912)
Le Singe De Petronille (FR, 1913)*
Animal Lover [Dierenvriend] (FR, 1912?)
Le Bateau De Leontine (FR, 1911)*
Les Ficelles De Leontine (FR, 1910)
The New Air Fan [Ventilateur Brevete] (FR, 1911)
Amour Et Musique (FR, 1911)*
Un Ravalement Precipite (FR, 1911)*
Rosalie Et Son Phonographe (FR, 1911)*
Rosalie Emmenage (FR, 1911)
Lea Bambola (IT, 1913)*
Patouillard A Une Femme Jalouse (Fr, 1912)*
Cunegonde Femme Cochere (FR, 1913)*
Lea Sui Pattini (IT, 1911)
Films marked with (*) are from EYE Filmmuseum Desmet Collection.
Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, Curator of Silent Film.Tag:Desmet Collectie, Desmet Collection, festival, filmfestival, Silent cinema
The greatest archival festival of the world is about to begin again in Bologna, from June 24th on! EYE is presenting films under different sections of the festival this year.
As the festival seems to expand continuously, the first screening actually takes place even before the festival begins: On Thursday 22nd, Donald Sosin accompanies Menschen am Sonntag on the Piazza Maggiore. The film is restored by EYE back in 1998, at the Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, curated by Martin Koerber. The festival is showing the digitally remastered DCP version by the Deutsche Kinemathek, as part of the “Sunday in Bologna” program curated by Neil McGlone and Alexander Payne.
During the festival, four films from 1917 are being screened in the “Hundred Years Ago: 1917” program, curated by Karl Wratchko.
On Thursday 27th, as part of the “Cinema Anno2; 1897” program, 16 Mutoscope&Biograph films from our collection are included. These films are screened from the 35mm duplication prints, that were made from the 68mm originals.
There are other EYE films or EYE-related presentations to discover throughout the festival. Among those, the new Cineteca di Bologna restoration of the film La Tragica fine di Caligula Imperator (IT, Ugo Falena, 1917) for which EYE has lent its nitrate print that served as reference for the re-insertion of the intertitles. Around this film two events take place: a workshop launching the new research project: “Il cinema muto italiano e le altre arti” on Sunday, and also a round table discussion on Monday morning.
Another production where EYE has a strong presence is this year’s DVD; “I colori Ritrovati”, containing 36 colored non-fiction films from the 1910s, particularly dedicated to Kinemacolor, Pathecolor and Chronochrome. On this double DVD, seven films are from the EYE collection, including the Kinemacolor film Coronation Drill At Reedham Orphanage (GB, 1911), which is also part of the Kinemacolor screening on Tuesday.
EYE is also the co-producer of the film Rêve au Tuschinski by Jérôme Diamant-Berger (FR, 2017), featuring Max von Sydow. This film about the historical Amsterdam film theatre Tuschinski and its owner, will premiere on Friday within the section “Documents and Documentaries”.
EYE will be represented by several staff members this year: our director Sandra den Hamer, vault manager Catherine Cormon, silent film curator Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, programmer Leo van Hee and curatorial assistant Gerdien Smit will be in Bologna, along with many past and present student interns.
Here is the full list of the compilation programs and the DVD, mentioned above:
In “1897: year two of cinematography” (Mutoscope&Biograph program):
Changing guard (Berlin), Albany day boats, Keystone express, Battleships 'Maine' & 'Iowa', A Pillow fight, Fort Hill fire station, Place de la Concorde, Harvesting corn, Threshing machine at work, The Haverstraw tunnel, The Crookedest railroad yard in the world, The Military review at Aldershot, Passage des portiques, Jumbo, horseless fire-engine, A Camp of Zingari gypsies, Les Parisiennes
In 1917; Hundred Years Ago program:
Das Bacchanal des Todes oder das Opfer einer grossen Liebe, (DE, Richard Eichberg, 1917, Central Film Vertrieb), Holland in ijs - 1917 (NL, Willy Mullens, 1917, Alberts Frères), De Petroleumbrand te Vlissingen, (NL, 1917, Kinematograaf Pathé Frères), Kanalen en windmolens (NL, 1917, Kinematograaf Pathé Frères [?])
I colori Ritrovati DVD:
Barcelone, principale ville de la Catalogne (FR, Segundo de Chomón, 1912, Pathé Frères), Parc national de Yellowstone, Le (FR,1917, Pathé Frères), Culture de caoutchouc en Malaisie, La (FR, 1912, Pathé Frères), Récolte du riz au Japon, La (FR, 1910, Pathé Frères), Grande fête hindoue du Massy-Magum, La (FR, 1913, Pathé Frères), Chenille de carotte, La (FR, 1911, Pathé Frères), Coronation Drill At Reedham Orphanage (GB, 1911, Urban Trading).Tag:festival, filmfestival, archief, filmrestauratie, dvd. Mutoscope & Biograph, 1897, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Cineteca de Bologna