Marilyn will cast a long shadow over this year’s Venice Film Festival (August 29 -September 8.) Alongside a restored print of Some Like It Hot and the Finnish horror movie M, a short animated film from Marie Di Razza – Goodbye Marilyn – will also have its premiere. You can watch a trailer here.
“Marilyn Monroe did not leave us in the summer of ’62. She has been hiding from her fans for fifty years, until the day that she gives her final interview … ”
Thanks to Salvatore at Marilyn Remembered
M, a Finnish horror film inspired by Marilyn and starring pop star Anna Eriksson, is heading to the Venice Film Festival this year, where it has been described as the most experimental film in the line-up, as Nancy Tartaglione reports for Deadline. Finnish news sources indicate that Eriksson became interested in Marilyn after reading Sarah Churchwell’s feminist ‘meta-biography’,The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe – a good place to start – and her film explores the objectification of women. (M was also the title of Fritz Lang’s classic 1931 film, starring Peter Lorre as a child-killer.)
Eriksson discussed her inspiration in a recent Facebook post:
“Even though Marilyn Monroe was my inspiration for the film, in the end M turned out to be a deeply personal work. Somewhere along the way I realized that the link between sexuality and death, that to me so profoundly defines Monroe’s fate, is a link that we all share with her. That the ancient bond between these two forces is in fact an integral part of humanity. And that the myth that is Marilyn, holds in itself a reflection of our own dreams, our desires and our losses.”
Thanks to Merja Pohjola
A restored print of Some Like It Hot will premiere at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, Seen It reports.
“The film has been restored by distributors Park Circus in collaboration with Metro Goldwyn Mayer and the Criterion Collection.
Working from the 35mm Original Picture Negative, 35mm Duplicate Picture Negative and 35mm Fine Grain Master, the film was scanned in 4K at Deluxe EFILM, Hollywood and Roundabout Entertainment.
Digital image and audio restoration was undertaken by the Criterion Collection in New York. Color grading, picture conforming, additional image restoration was completed by Roundabout Entertainment, Santa Monica. The restoration was supervised by Grover Crisp on behalf of Park Circus.
The restored Some Like It Hot will be released in theatres worldwide later in 2018.”