Cannes Classics, the French festival's sidebar that features new restorations of key films of world cinema, will be screening this May restored prints of the 1946 Mexican classic Enamorada by Emilio 'El Indio' Fernández and the 1968 Argentine Third Cinema milestone Argentine La Hora de los hornos / The Hour of the Furnaces by Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino.
Starring María Félix and Pedro Armendáriz, Enamorada is a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew set during the Mexican revolution. The new digital print is presented by the Film Foundation, and was restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project in collaboration with Fundación Televisa and the Filmoteca de la UNAM. The Cannes screening of the film's restoration will be introduced by American director Martin Scorsese.
Presented by CINAIN - Cinemateca y Archivo de la Imagen Nacional. 4K, restored from the original negatives, thanks to Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA), The Hour of the Furnaces is a milestone in militant cinema. The film is documentary essay in three parts about the liberation struggle waged throughout Latin America, using Argentina as a historical example of the imperialist exploitation of the continent. Director Fernando Solanas will present the restored version of his film at Cannes.
The 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival will take place May 8-19 in France.