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’
InterludeJoost van Veen IFFR 2012
A short meditation inspired by the track Interlude by the British band Manyfingers, a Chris Cole project. The film shows a group of ‘Lookdown Fish' (Selene Vomer) swimming through chemical layers of high-contrast black-and-white film stock. Winner of Tiger Short Award at IFFR 2005.
SchwechaterPeter Kubelka IFFR 2012
Supposedly shot as a commercial for an Austrian beer, Kubelka drastically edited the material into a hermetic yet fascinating cinema object.
The Green WaveKen Jacobs IFFR 2012 5′
Consciousness reflects on the subconscious, the latter often represented by an ocean. Jacobs plays with our perception of a tidal pool, in a maelstrom of manipulations.
Notes and SketchesBart Vegter IFFR 2012