Two films recently restored by Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation will screen at the Edinburgh International Film Festival later this month. The Moroccan documentary Transes (1981) and the Brazilian drama Limite (1931) are the first two films to receive public screenings since the announcement of the creation of the World Cinema Foundation this past May at the Cannes Film Festival.
Transes is an in-depth look at the Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwan, who comined several different styles of traditional North African music. Limite, the only film from director Mario Peixoto, tells the silent story of three people adrift during a boating trip. Thought lost, it had been recently rediscovered by Brazilian filmmaker and producer Walter Salles.