Into another history of european Cinema


William Klein | France | 1974 | 123 min.
O.V. in French and English subtitled in Spanish and English
muhammad ali

Photographer and director behind the iconic pop films Who are you, Polly Magoo? and Mr. Freedom, William Klein had total and unique access to the world of the great Muhammad Ali. Thus he achieved not only the best, but also the most authentic documentary about the boxing star. A portrait that revolves around three of his most famous fights, it also reflects the exciting socio-political and cultural climate of the time through fascinating images that reflect the physical and rhetorical prowess of Ali, an athlete who transcended his craft to become one of the most relevant figures of his time. The film was finally brought back in its full glory in 2020, re-released at Cannes and in New York, in this brand new 2K restoration scanned from the original 16mm negative by Films Paris New York and ARTE with the support of the CNC

Direction: William Klein
Script: William Klein
Cinematography: William Klein
Production Company: Films Paris New-York, Delpire Advico


History, we know, is neither neutral nor incontestable: depending on who tells it and how. When it comes to the history of European cinema, it is increasingly necessary to re-evaluate the dominant canon that guides it, bringing to the forefront works both remarkable and often undervalued. For this reason, a new space has been launched to offer a new way of contemplating the continent's film legacy each year, entitled "Into Another History of European Cinema". The section is set up as a forum for reflection and (re)discovery, paying significant attention to pioneering works of feminism, class consciousness and the new types of cinema that have shaken the world since the sixties (some of them censored or attacked by the establishment), as well as to little-known works by key filmmakers. Eight films that illuminate and reveal another narrative of history will be shown for the first time in Spain in their recently restored copies, opening the debate on archiving works, and the role of festivals and film libraries in the reconsideration of the past.

Otros títulos de "Hacia otra historia del cine europeo"