Mexico City.- ‘The Godfather’, Francis Ford Coppola’s legendary film that began one of the most acclaimed trilogies in cinema history, will return to theaters to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Starting on February 25, a restored version of the film will hit theaters that presents titanic work also done in the other two films in the saga. A task that has been supervised by Coppola himself and that has lasted three years.
“I am very proud of The Godfather, which certainly defines the first third of my creative life,” says the director in a statement sent by Paramount Pictures, noting that in this tribute to the film’s 50th anniversary, he is “particularly pleased that the Coda from The Godfather of Mario Puzo: The Passing of Michael Corleone, has been included as it captures the original vision Mario and I had for the ultimate conclusion to our epic trilogy.”
“It’s also very gratifying to celebrate this milestone with Paramount and the wonderful fans who have been so passionate about this work for decades, with the younger generations who still find it relevant today, and with those who will now discover it for first time,” says the legendary filmmaker.
Coppola’s film adaptation of Mario Puzo’s novel chronicles the rise and fall of the Corleone family, and the trilogy of films has earned, in its own right, status as one of the best in the history of cinema. movie theater. In preparation for the 50th anniversary of the first film’s original release on March 24, 1972, Paramount and Coppola’s production company, American Zoetrope, have undertaken a meticulous three-year restoration of all three films. .