Drawing upon cinematic memories: restored classics, films about film, experimental works, installations and an homage to Claudio Caligari.
Films inside ‘Regained’
NotfilmRoss Lipman IFFR 2016 128′
In 1965, famous playwright Samuel Beckett shot his only film with an old and enigmatic Buster Keaton in the leading role. The making-of shows that Keaton actually had no idea what he was doing on the set and that Beckett also regarded his film as a failure. Yet it remains an intriguing masterpiece.
LiliAn van. Dienderen IFFR 2016 10′
Women with a perfect Caucasian skin are filmed beside a colour chart to set the colour balance: exoticism or racism? They are 'Lilis' or ‘China Girls’, women with porcelain-white skin. A Kodak director describes his encounter with the 'real' Lili.
Scales in the Spectrum of SpaceFern Silva IFFR 2016 7′
A dive into the collective memory of the City of Chicago. In a very associative way, Silva samples 35 films to compile a mini city symphony.
Herberg van het geheugenBarbara den Uyl IFFR 2016 75′
"That's life, it can’t be helped", says Kees Hin, one of Holland’s most idiosyncratic filmmakers, who regards the world as a stage. Starting with shoes from the war and countless reels of film, he discusses his motivations with Barbara den Uyl. For him, film is primarily an attempt to get to know people.