On 24 October, Paul Czinner’s romantic chamber play ARIANE (1931) opens the fourth edition of the film heritage festival Film:ReStored. This year’s film program, lectures and workshop reports will be devoted to film sound. Examples from film history with tones ranging from shellac records to four-channel magnetic tones will be pre­sented, as well as digital techniques that aim to come as close as possible to the original sound. From early talkies such as Max Obal’s DIE JAGD NACH DER MILLION (1931) to opulent sound and visual experiences such as DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER by Joachim Herz (1964) to the scoring of experimental films, this year’s edition offers interesting rediscoveries, not only for the eyes but also for the ears.

Examples of audio descriptions for the visually impaired will be presented and quality criteria discussed. The audience is invited to experience for themselves the descriptions for Werner Herzog’s JEDER FÜR SICH UND GOTT GEGEN ALLE (1974) and Heiner Carow’s DIE REISE NACH SUNDEVIT (1966). The Cinema Prize of the Cinematheque Network will be awarded during the festival on 25 October. The event is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture & the Media, in cooperation with the Cinematheque Network.

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