Cannes Film Fest 2018: Chris (Dunkirk) Nolan Attends Event for First Time with Kubrick’s 1968 Masteriece, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Oscar-nominated director Christopher Nolan has never attended the Cannes Film Fest with one of his movies.

But the world premiere of a new print of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey brought the auteur favorite to the 2018 edition of the world’s most prestigious film event.

The festival’s Cannes Classics section has announced an unrestored 70mm cut of Kubrick’s magnum opus will debut on May 12.

Nolan introduced the screening, which was attended by Kubrick’s daughter, Katharina, and his longtime producing partner and brother-in-law, Jan Harlan.

In addition to presenting “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Nolan participated in a Cannes Masterclass on May 13.

The discussion with the director of the Oscar winning “Dunkirk included a look back at his own career and talk about his love of Kubrick, described by him as “the greatest filmmaker in history.”

The event marked the 50th anniversary of 2001: 2001: A Space Odyssey,” which, back in 1968, received mixed and even negative reviews from major critics.

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