Francis Ford Coppola's "One from the Heart" will be restored at the 80th Venice Film Festival.
The Venice Classics sidebar will feature the screening. The movie will hit theaters in 2024.
Coppola often recuts his films. The "redux" and "final cut" versions of "Apocalypse Now" and "The Godfather: Part III" featured updated opening and epilogues.
Three years after “Apocalypse Now” won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, “One from the Heart” was released in theaters in 1981 and was Coppola's biggest financial and critical flop, almost forgotten now.
The $2 million budget for this melancholy film set in Las Vegas' neon lights was initially planned.
The total cost was about $25 million. It was the most expensive film shot ever. Just $636,796 in box office revenue.
Although the tale was rather pedantic, Francis Ford Coppola's goal seemed to be to create cinema's visual language to challenge Hollywood's main companies.
Coppola's 1981 film about a married couple in crisis living a life of excess and lunacy in Las Vegas was claimed to have inspired Todd Phillips' upcoming “Joker: Folie à Deux.”