Films in ‘Cinema Regained’
The Lady AvengerYang Chia-yun IFFR 2006 84′
One of the most typical so-called Taiwan Black Movies (see also the documentary in this programme about a B-film genre that has disappeared) in terms of the theme of the `female avenger'. Includes a very unpleasant rape scene and an exciting revenge sequence with a hidden ideology.
MoonplayMarie Menken IFFR 2006
Mary Menken: 'Game and fantasy that seeks its solace in pixilation.'
The SleepersMark LaPore IFFR 2006
Shots of the countryside of Sudan, Eastern Europe and Chinatown in New York, serenade human uprooting, insufficient information and the mutual influence of the First and Third worlds.
Mughal-e-AzamK. Asif IFFR 2006 173′
Biggest Indian film hit of all time returns in a restored and completely coloured version!It took nine years to make the original (1960) and the romantic story made use of breathtaking sets, historic costumes, thousands of extras, camels and horses.