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Restored Version of Landmark Film “A Trip To The Moon” To Premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon (1902) will be presented during the Opening evening at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2011. 109 years after its first release, a fully restored color version is once again visible on screen, after being considered lost. In 2010, a restoration project was launched by Lobster Films, Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema and the Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage. Thanks to the advanced digital technologies available today, the fragments of the 13, 375 frames were reassembled and restored one by one.. The film will premiere at the Cannes Festival with an original soundtrack by the French band, AIR.

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  • Bill

    Curious if this was recolored digitally or if it is a restoration of a hand-colored print?