Restorations

Restorations is a program of cinematic treasures, classics and curios, newly restored to their former glory – ready to be discovered or ripe for rediscovery.

Adoption

Adoption

The first film directed by a woman to win the Berlinale’s top prize saw Márta Mészáros fêted as a master chronicler of the female experience.

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The Cassandra Cat

The Cassandra Cat

This fantastical political allegory about a magical cat with the ability to see the good and bad in people won the 1963 Cannes Special Jury Prize.

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Demon Pond

Demon Pond

Discover a masterpiece of Japanese cinema from one of the pioneers of the postwar period, a fantastic kabuki fable now magnificently restored.

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Diary for My Children

Diary for My Children

Lyrical and lush, Márta Mészáros’s award-winning autobiographical film masterfully maps the personal against a changing political landscape.

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Don't Cry, Pretty Girls!

Don't Cry, Pretty Girls!

An independent woman assesses her future in this musical time capsule of the spirit of change sweeping Eastern Europe at the end of the 60s.

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The Girl

The Girl

Márta Mészáros’s debut – the first Hungarian film made by a woman – announced the arrival of a vital new voice in European cinema.

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The Heiresses

The Heiresses

Isabelle Huppert stars in this twisty 1930s-set tale as a young seamstress who agrees to be a surrogate for an affluent socialite.

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Sambizanga

Sambizanga

The first feature film to have been directed by a woman from Africa is a powerful masterwork of anti-colonial and feminist cinema.

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Vive L’Amour

Vive L’Amour

A stunning 2K restoration of the Venice Golden Lion winner that secured Tsai Ming-liang’s position as one of the world’s greatest auteurs.

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