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2001: A Space Odyssey, an ‘epic drama of adventure and exploration’, has been described as one of the greatest and most influential films of all times. In 2018, this 1968 classic by American director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Cannes Classic has chosen to honour the ground-breaking film with a world premiere of a print made from the original camera negative on Saturday 12th May.

Cannes Classic has chosen to honour the ground-breaking film with a world premiere of a print made from the original camera negative on Saturday 12th May.

Filmmaker and Kubrick über fan Christopher Nolan (who collaborated with Warner Bros. Pictures throughout the mastering process) will introduce the legendary science fiction production during an evening that will also host Kubrick’s family, including his long-time producing partner and brother-in-law Jan Harlan.

“One of my earliest memories of cinema is seeing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey at the Leicester Square Theatre in London with my father,” says Nolan. “The opportunity to be involved in re-creating that experience for a new generation, and of introducing our new unrestored 70mm print of Kubrick’s masterpiece in all its analogue glory at the Festival de Cannes, is an honour and a privilege.”