Drawing upon cinematic memories: restored classics, films about film, experimental works, installations and an homage to Claudio Caligari.
Films in ‘Regained’
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.
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 Train StopSergei Loznitsa IFFR 2016 25′
Rotterdam Classics: WederopbouwIFFR 2016 70′
Cinematographic collages show post-war reconstruction of the Netherlands. Shots of buildings are intercut at high speed, making the nation look like one big city. Rotterdam is prominently represented: hear the new heart of Rotterdam beat here. The programme offers a new look at the city and its place in the Netherlands.