"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the
Spaghetti Western in 1964, the Festival de Cannes will be
showing 'A Fistful of Dollars' directed by Sergio Leone that
same year and starring Clint Eastwood and Gian Maria Volonte,"
the posting said.
"The event will be hosted by Quentin Tarantino, a great admirer
of Sergio Leone, who has always been open about how much his own
film making owes to the influence of the Western’s great Italian
masters," the statement posted late on Tuesday said.
The print to be screened after the prizes are awarded on May 24
has been restored by making a digital version of the original
Techniscope color negative with an original Technicolor print
used as a reference, the posting said.
The sound also has been restored, the statement said.
The Cannes Film Festival, which opens its 67th edition on
Wednesday, has a history of presenting restored versions of
classic films. One of the other restorations to be shown during
the 12-day long festival is the classic cult horror film "The
Texas Chainsaw Massacre".
(Reporting by Michael Roddy; Editing by Paul Tait)
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