A restored print of Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 thriller Blow-Up is to be the centrepiece of the inaugural Classic Cinema section at this year's Cannes film festival. The 91-year-old director will attend the screening and will also premiere his latest work, a short film entitled The Gaze of Michelangelo.
Other films showing in the new section include Tony Richardson's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Bernardo Bertolucci's Before the Revolution and an extended cut of Sam Fuller's second world war drama The Big Red One, featuring an extra 40 minutes of footage. The festival will also unveil the digital restoration of Buster Keaton's classic 1927 silent comedy The General, complete with live accompaniment by Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi, conducting the Cannes Symphonic Orchestra.
The Cannes film festival runs May 12-22.