Il Cinema Ritrovato

The primary duty of a cinematheque is to preserve and screen films, however, only through film restoration can this duty be carried out. Showing the films of the past to the public of today, highlighting their strength, importance and modernity is one of our main aims. In order to best accomplish this difficult task it is necessary to be able to rely on the quality of the material. The preservation of original material remains a key point in the mission of any archive and, without doubt, one which a serious discussion on restoration must be developed around. By itself, restoration is not enough to guarantee eternal life to film, but it is a fundamental tool in the preservation process…


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