Overview of Classic Film Restoration
In 2011, Shanghai International Film Festival started its collaboration with the world renowned luxury watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre and launched the Film Restoration program to repair damaged prints of China's classic movies, preserving the valuable treasures of Chinese film culture.
The program is financed by auctions co-hosted by Shanghai International Film Festival and Jaeger-LeCoultre, with auction items including the limited edition watches from Jaeger-LeCoultre and the private collections of celebrities. Previous donors for the program are Amanda Seyfried, Nicholas Hoult, NI Ni, Jing Boran, Chen Chong, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Wen Yan, Tan Zhuo, Tao Hong, Tong Dawei, Geng Le, Qi Xi, Ming Dao, Luo Jin, Xu Hongyu, Li Meng, Zheng Dasheng, among others.
So far, a number of Chinese classic films including FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI, SOUL OF A PAINTER, OUTSIDE THE WINDOW ENDLESS LOVE A BETTER TOMORROW TWO STAGE SISTERS and NEW YEAR SACRIFICE have been restored and screened during the festival, becoming a unique scene in Shanghai.
2014 Stage Sisters
2015 A Better Tomorrow
2016 C’est la Vie
2017 Outside the Window
2018 Soul of a Painter
2019 Flowers of Shanghai
2020 New Year Sacrifice