The Venice Classics section of the Venice International Film Festival will screen a restored copy of the Cuban film The Death of a Bureaucrat (1966), the Cinemateca de Cuba announced Thursday.
The feature film by director Tomas Gutierrez Alea will be released at the prestigious Italian event after an extensive restoration process undertaken by the archive of the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Cuban Cinematheque.
Its presentation coincides with the celebration of the six decades of existence of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry and the 50th anniversary of the screening there of Manuel Octavio Gomez's film La primera carga al machete (1969).
In Havana during the 41st International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, the film will be presented in honor of the leading actor Salvador Wood, who died on June 1, 2019.
The event, scheduled for August 28-September 7, will feature a world premiere of a selection of the best restorations of classic films and documentaries on the history of cinema and its authors.
The 76th Venice International Film Festival will open with the film La verite (The Truth) by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, who for the first time is shooting outside his native country.