Lola (1961), Jacques Demy's debut feature, whose original elements were destroyed by fire, but which has now been completely restored from an internegative produced by the BFI in 2000.
Created in 2006, the Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage is a non-profit entity, acting in the field of preservation and promotion of film and audiovisual heritage, which reflects the history and the culture of a country.
The Technicolor Foundation operates worldwide and as a priority, in countries where archives are at risk. Three main lines guide its programs: preserve a film heritage as a key part of a country’s memory, promote and highlight a film heritage in order to show it and to share it with large audience, train and sensitize everyone who can play a part in the safeguard of film heritage.
The Foundation currently conducts programs in several countries: among them Cambodia, Thailand, USA, India, Turkey, Ethiopia, China, Romania and France.
The Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage runs international programs in Europe, Asia and America. Here are a few examples of our projects:
The restoration of Tell Me Lies by Peter Brook (1968)
A previously unreleased Peter Brook movie about the Vietnam War, shot in London in 1967 and starring Glenda Jackson and Mark Jones. The movie's reels were found at the BFI in London and have been restored in close collaboration with the director.
The restoration of Lola by Jacques Demy (1961)
After Tati, Etaix and Méliès, the Technicolor and Groupama Gan Foundations have decided to work together once more to restore Jacques Demy's debut feature.
The restoration of A Trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès 1902 (France).
The Technicolor Foundation restored the first film in color by the father of the set of cinema tricks known today as "special effects".
The restoration of the Complete Oeuvre of Pierre Etaix (France)
The Technicolor Foundation restored the Complete Oeuvre of Pierre Etaix including The Great Love, a film selected at Cannes Classics 2010.
The restoration of Mr Hulot's Holiday (France)
The Technicolor Foundation restored Mr Hulot's Holiday, a film selected at Cannes Classics 2009.
To find out more please check out our website Technicolor Foundation