Stiller classics and unique short films from the Swedish Film Institute at this year’s edition of Il cinema ritrovato in Bologna
At this year’s edition of Il cinema ritrovato in Bologna (June 22-29), the Swedish Film Institute will present its digital restorations of two Mauritz Stiller films.
At this year’s edition of Il cinema ritrovato in Bologna (June 22-29), the Swedish Film Institute will present its digital restorations of the Mauritz Stiller films Sir Arne’s Treasure (1919) and Song of the Scarlet Flower (1919); the latter in a sonorized version with the film’s original music – the only Swedish silent film to which an original score survives. The music was written by Finnish composer Armas Järnefelt, and was recorded with the Gävle symphony orchestra, conducted by Jaakko Kuusisto.
Included in the festival’s section devoted to films made a hundred years ago is also the US short Rosalind at Redgate (1919), directed by female pioneer Ruth Stonehouse. From a unique nitrate print, the Swedish Film Institute has made an analogue restoration and will present a new 35mm print struck at the Institute’s photochemical laboratory in Rotebro.
The Swedish Film Institute’s unique print of the short La fée des fontaines (France, 1907) will be screened at this year’s edition of the festival in Bologna.
From its Archival Film Collections the Swedish Film Institute will also present a programme of nine unique films from cinema’s early years (1897-1913), all photochemically restored at its Rotebro laboratory.
Published 13 June 2019