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’
Growing UpChen Kun-hou IFFR 2015 100′
Written and produced by Hou Hsiao-hsien, Growing Up tells the tale of a recomposed family: a man from the mainland and his native Taiwanese wife. Moving, humorous and superbly performed, the film marked the biggest domestic box-office success for Taiwan New Cinema. Regained Special: Made in Taiwan
The Sandwich ManHou Hsiao-hsien, Wan Jen, Zeng Zhuang Xiang IFFR 2015 103′
Three poignant shorts reflecting on post-colonial Taiwanese society. Adapted by the great scriptwriter Wu Nian-chen from popular nativist literature of the 1970s, this anthology was instrumental in launching Taiwan New Cinema and some of its most important directors, including Hou Hsiao-hsien. Regained Special: Made in Taiwan
Mobilisierung der TräumeMartin Reinhart, Thomas Tode, Manu Luksch IFFR 2015 85′
Breath-taking avant-garde experiments and films referring to visionary technologies are interwoven in this media archaeological essay that holds up a mirror to our contemporary media frenzy. Social utopias from 1880 onward supply the thrust of this cinematic time trip. Tilda Swinton supplies the voice-over.
Beyond CluelessCharlie Lyne IFFR 2015 89′
A journey into the mind, body and soul of the teen comedy, this cameraless film consists entirely of scenes from a Hollywood genre that flourished particularly in the 1990s. With reference to more than 200 teen classics!