The International Cannes Film Festival will begin on 8 May 2018. This year Latvia’s participation in the central world film industry event has a sensational note as the restored version of the feature Four White Shirts (Četri balti krekli, 1967) by Rolands Kalniņš is included in the festival’s official programme, Cannes Classics.
The Cannes Film Festival is one of the central world film industry events. This year it will be held from 8 to 19 May. The festival presents its officially selected programme Cannes Classics for 15 years, and the organizers emphasize that one of the aspects in Cannes’ mission is to form the contemporary audience’s relationship with the ’memory of the world’s cinema’. The selection of the classic films is dedicated to the praise and assessment of the world’s cinematic heritage by exhibiting a special jewel – restored prints. The central event of the 2018 Cannes Classics is the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odysey (1968); also included are the pearls of cinema classics like films by Ingman Bergman, Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette, 1948) by Vittorio De Sica and Vertigo (1958) by Alfred Hitchcock. The inclusion of Four White Shirts in this selection means that the picture by Rolands Kalniņš and his creative team belongs to the highest society of the world of cinema. Find full programme of Cannes Classics – email@example.com,%2026129954,%2067358879)">HERE