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.
Méliès (Single Screen)Teresa Hubbard, Alexander Birchler IFFR 2012
Local residents explain that a mountain near Sierra Blanca has been named Movie Mountain since the early 1900s because of the brother of Georges Méliès.
The Garden of Earthly DelightsStan Brakhage IFFR 2012
Classic meditative collage film created entirely without the use of a camera by pasting montane zone vegetation such as petals, grasses and leaves onto strips of clear film leader. As the title suggests, it is a homage to (but also an argument with) Hieronymous Bosch.
Le voyage extraordinaireSerge Bromberg, Eric Lange IFFR 2012 65′
After more than a century, Méliès fans can see his iconic ATrip to the Moon as a coloured spectacle again. A playful documentary on one of the most technically sophisticated and expensive restorations ever includes the short film with the contemporary music of AIR.
Screened together with A Trip to the Moon.