Cannes Classics Lineup Includes Ethan Hawke’s ‘The Last Movie Stars’, Restorations Of ‘Singin’ In The Rain’, ‘The Mother And The Whore’ & More

The Cannes Film Festival has set its lineup for this year’s Cannes Classics program, which shines a spotlight on restorations of classic movies and features contemporary documentaries about film. Kicking off the sidebar is Jean Eustache’s controversial film The Mother and the Whore, the 1973 Cannes Grand Prize winner which incited riots at the time. Also included in the program are films by Vittorio de Sica (Sciuscià), Satyajit Ray (The Adversary), Orson Welles (The Trial) and Martin Scorsese (The Last Waltz), as well as a new 4K master of Singin’ in the Rain to mark the movie’s 70th anniversary.

Among the documentaries is Ethan Hawke’s study of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, The Last Movie Stars. Executive produced by Scorsese, it features Karen Allen, George Clooney, Oscar Isaac, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Zoe Kazan, Laura Linney and Sam Rockwell among others in an exploration of the iconic couple and American cinema. Two installments of the six-episode series will screen on the Riviera, presented by Nook House Productions, Under the Influence Productions, CNN Films and HBO Max. Hawke previously unveiled the first episode at SXSW in March.

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Here’s the full list of Cannes Classics revealed Monday:


La Maman et la putain (The Mother and the Whore)
Jean Eustache

Pratidwandi (The Adversary)
Satyajit Ray

Singin’ in the Rain
Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen

Vittorio de Sica

Thamp (The Circus Tent)
Aravindan Govindan

The Trial
Orson Welles

If I Were a Spy…
Bertrand Blier

Poil de Carotte
Julien Duvivier

The Last Waltz
Martin Scorsese

Mike De Leon

Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol
Glauber Rocha

Sedmikrásky (Daisies)
Vera Chytilová

Viva la muerte
Fernando Arrabal


The Last Movie Stars
Ethan Hawke, episodes 3 and 4

Romy, A Free Woman
written by Lucie Cariès and Clémentine Déroudille, directed by Lucie Cariès

Jane Campion, Cinema Woman
Julie Bertuccelli

Gérard Philipe, le dernier hiver du Cid
Patrick Jeudy

Patrick Dewaere, mon héros (Patrick Dewaere, My Hero)
Alexandre Moi

Hommage d’une fille à son père
Fatou Cissé

L’Ombre de Goya par Jean-Claude Carrière
José Luis Lopez-Linares

Tres en la deriva del acto creativo (Three in the Drift of the Creative Act)
Fernando Solanas


Official Film of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Side A
Naomi Kawase

Visions of Eight
Miloš Forman, Youri Ozerov, Claude Lelouch, Mai Zetterling, Michael Pfleghar, Kon Ichikawa, Arthur Penn, John Schlesinger

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