The International Film Festival Rotterdam is known for setting great store in innovative cinema. But the cinematic past also has a permanent spot in the programming. Regained is an annual part of the Signals programme which explores cinema’s treasure trove and screens restored classics, inexplicably forgotten masterpieces and films and documentaries that centre on cinema itself.
Films in ‘Signals: Regained’
Il silenzio di PelesjanPietro Marcello IFFR 2012
This portrait brings to mind the lyrical film language of a genius who was silenced for a long period of his career, and now prefers silence himself.
Pour en finir avec le cinémaBlutch IFFR 2012
From the waste-paper basket of film history, comic book artist Blutch digs out his favorite quotes and images. As obscure as it is perverse, this mash up of cinephile innuendo and autobiography nevertheless entertains through its crass situation humour and graphic flair.
Mosaik im VertrauenPeter Kubelka IFFR 2012
In his first film work, Kubelka evokes episodes of flirtation, courtship, and break-ups, played out against a series of non-corresponding audio excerpts.
PabloRichard Goldgewicht IFFR 2012
More than half a century since his title sequence for Dr. Strangelove, graphic designer Pablo Ferro is still setting the tone, bringing film audiences in a happy mood with his short animations. This colourful Cuban embodies the genre of the title sequence.