Drawing upon cinematic memories: restored classics, films about film, experimental works, installations and an homage to Claudio Caligari.
Films in ‘Regained’
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love StoryDaniel Raim IFFR 2016 96′
Two of the most underrated professions in film are researcher and storyboard-artist. The Birds, The Graduate, Scarface: without the talents of Harold and Lilian Michelson, they would not have become such iconic films. A very special couple that meanwhile had an intense romance, as shown in this bio.
The Brick and the MirrorEbrahim Golestan IFFR 2016 125′
Classic precursor to Iranian New-Wave films from the1960s and 1970s, in which a taxi driver gets a baby dumped on him after the mother disappears without trace in the night. A sharp indictment against moral corruption in the Iran of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
The MiniaturistParibartana Mohanty IFFR 2016 13′
A contemporary variation on Hiroshima, mon amour, but with a strong emphasis on the use of colour and with the voice of nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Night and Fog in ZonaJung Sung-il IFFR 2016 235′
For one whole winter, South Korean film critic Jung Sung-il followed his hero, Chinese documentary maker Wang Bing. Bing is known for his long films, which last between nine and fifteen hours. Bing explains why in Night and Fog in Zona, a portrait that unerringly imitates Bing's style - including the length!