Restored & Unseen: The Ascent
Larisa Shepitko / SUHH, 1977 / 110 min.
Larisa Sheptiko’s overwhelming last film. Shepitko, one of the greatest film talents of the Soviet Union, won the Golden Bear at the 1977 Berlin Film Festival for this spiritual and transcendent masterpiece. The Ascent was restored by Mosfilm in 2018.
Restored & Unseen
At last, a chance to see that Italian classic that’s been on the list for so long? Or relish that wonderful restoration of Blue Movie, the Netherlands’ most talked-about nude film of the seventies, when the Bijlmer district was still a sexual paradise? Restored & Unseen is a biweekly programme featuring classics and recent restorations, with introductions by experts.