"The Extraordinary Voyage" at the French Institute | TIFF

"The Extraordinary Voyage" at the French Institute

03.06.2012 23:23
The story of Georges Melies's film, Monday, June 4th, at 22:00

Everyone knows the image of the rocket in the eye of the moon. But where does it come from? Filmed in 1902, 6 years after the invention of cinema, by Georges Méliès, A Trip To The Moon was the first blockbuster in the history of cinema, but it has been forgotten ever since. In 1993, the discovery of a print of the film IN COLOUR is the start of the most sophisticated and expensive restoration in the history of cinema: 12 years of work, the latest technologies involved, a multi-national plan for an impossible resurrection.