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Thronton Wilder’s The Bridge of San Luis Rey Remastered Movie On Digital

Robert DeNiro as The Archbishop in The Bridge of San Luis Rey Remastered (c) 2021

Digital launch Tuesday June 14th 2022
Prebuy Hyperlink Accessible June sixth 2022

We’re thrilled to play an element in releasing this movie the best way it was meant to be seen.”

— Big Photos Nick Savva

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 6, 2022 / — The Bridge of San Luis Rey Remastered is a major remodeling of the movie written and directed by Mary McGuckian nearly twenty years in the past which now contains 40 minutes of beforehand unseen footage. Introduced by Big Photos in affiliation with Pembridge it will likely be accessible on demand in The US and Canada on June 14th, 2022. HanWay represents the movie for worldwide gross sales.

The worldwide ensemble solid is led by F Murray Abraham, Kathy Bates, Gabriel Byrne, Geraldine Chaplin, Robert DeNiro and Harvey Keitel with Pilar López de Ayala and Dominique Pinon supporting.

Based mostly on Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize Successful novel revealed to worldwide acclaim in 1927, the guide has by no means been out of print. An American literary traditional, it repeatedly charges excessive on lists of the 100 greatest American books of the twentieth century and has been the premise of many movie variations.

When the Bridge of San Luis Rey collapses, 5 vacationers fall to their deaths. Was it future or the hand of God that introduced them collectively at that deadly second? A Franciscan Friar, Gabriel Byrne, witnesses the accident and on investigating the lives of those that died, Kathy Bates, Adriana Dominguez, Mark Polish & Harvey Keitel, incurs the wrath of the Spanish Inquisitor (Robert DeNiro).

‘Both we reside by chance and die by chance
Or we reside by plan and die by plan’
Thornton Wilder 1927

McGuckian’s authentic script envisioned a traditional and timeless adaptation of the novel exploring Wilder’s questioning of divine intervention with a common treatise on the ability of love within the face of mortality. The model of the movie launched in 2004 deviated so dramatically from that imaginative and prescient that she undertook to discover a approach to re-capture the rights and restore its integrity.

Paradoxically, it’s the dramatic progress of digital movie know-how since that made it doable to revisit a movie initially designed as a holistic homage to a century of classical filmmaking methods that we have now lengthy since left behind. Of this remastered model McGuckian says: ‘I hope new audiences will uncover the divine knitting that Thornton Wilder so delicately interweaves by means of the tales of these characters tragically misplaced on their fall from the bridge to be as universally related as ever.’

In collaboration with Windmill Lane Photos, Pembridge Photos set about clearing the rights to unarchive the movie and took on the painstaking work of digitizing the unique destructive, resynching the unique recorded sound, recutting, re-conforming, regrading, reformatting, remixing and digitally remastering the movie with 40 minutes of extra footage and a brand-new rating by Serge Colbert incorporating components of the unique.

‘I’m delighted that the solid and crew who labored on the unique movie are so joyful to see their work respectfully restored to the model we initially got down to make and that Big Photos is making The Bridge of San Luis Rey Remastered broadly accessible to an American viewers.’ says McGuckian. And “we’re thrilled to play an element in releasing this movie the best way it was meant to be seen.” Says Nick Savva of Big Photos.




Mary McGuckian has been producing, writing and directing impartial characteristic movies for over twenty years. Her movies have been offered and received awards at festivals worldwide together with at Sundance and Tribeca within the US, Locarno and Venice in Europe, and Edinburgh, London and Galway in her house nations. Her twelfth impartial movie, A Woman from Mogadishu, was launched throughout COVID after profitable the Cinema for Peace Basis Girls’s Empowerment Award through the Berlin Movie Competition of 2019. She is dedicated to dramatic storytelling from a feminine perspective.


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