A new 35mm print of Erotikon (Mauritz Stiller, 1920), with authentically applied tints, is screened at this year’s edition of Il cinema ritrovato in Bologna (August 25-31).
A new 35mm print of Erotikon (Mauritz Stiller, 1920), with authentically applied tints, is screened at this year’s edition of Il cinema ritrovato in Bologna (August 25-31).

Short films and Stiller classic at Il cinema ritrovato

Filmarkivet, Filminstitutet

At this year’s edition of Il cinema ritrovato in Bologna (August 25-31), the Swedish Film Institute will present its new 35mm print of Mauritz Stiller’s Erotikon (1920), screened in the section Cento anni fà.

A new 35mm b/w print was struck earlier this year at the Swedish Film Institute’s in-house photochemical laboratory, and sent to a lab in the Czech Republic for an authentic application of tints, with surviving frames of a tinted nitrate print as colour reference. The tinting of the print has been done in collaboration with the Narodní filmový archiv in Prague. 

The programme dedicated to Swedish filmmaker and film historian Gösta Werner includes the feature Gatan / The Street (1949), a portrait on Werner’s favourite scholarly subject Mauritz Stiller (1987) and eleven shorts, including the digitally restored Att döda ett barn (1953), which will also be available in the streaming section of the festival.

Films screened from the collections of the Swedish Film Institute this years also includes some of the earliest Swedish footage, shot by engineer and pioneer Emil Sieurin in and around his home town of Höganäs in the south of Sweden called Sieurins bilder (1901), and the unique collection of Gaumont films (1898-1900) which Sieurin acquired during a trip to Paris (Sieurins franska bilder).

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