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Posted: 04/30/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
TORONTO -- The Oscar-nominated classic Canadian film adaptation of Mordecai Richler's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is headed for the Cannes film festival.
The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television says director Ted Kotcheff's digitally remastered 1974 film has been chosen for the festival's Cannes Classics section.
Richler was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the screenplay version of his novel, about a hustler seeking fame and fortune in 1940s Montreal.
Richard Dreyfuss played the title character in the film that won the 1974 Golden Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Its other prizes have included the Screenwriters Guild of America Award for best adapted comedy.
Kotcheff says the mastered version, headed by the Academy, "is better than the original print."
"We brought out the original glory of Duddy -- the magic that made the film such a success," he said Monday in a statement.
-- The Canadian Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 30, 2013 C2
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