Drawing upon cinematic memories: restored classics, films about film, experimental works, installations and an homage to Claudio Caligari.
Films in ‘Regained’
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.
L'odore della notteClaudio Caligari IFFR 2016 101′
Caligari's plunge into the violent nocturnal escapades of a Roman armed robber in the late 70s, early 80s is a faithful tribute to Italian genre cinema of those days, as well as a sublime investigation of the psychological climate of an era that forged contemporary Italy.
Regained Special: Claudio Caligari. With Critics' Talk in Lantaren Venster Foyer on Thu 4 Feb, 16:00 after screening of Non essere cattivo.
I'll Be Late for DinnerElias Heuninck IFFR 2016 12′
A rhythmic montage of photographs made by the Cassini satellite in orbit around Saturn, including the ‘imperfect’ images that never made it into the press.
Visita ou memórias e confissõesManoel de Oliveira IFFR 2016 68′
When he was 73, the Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira shot a beautifully personal film "by me, and about me" in his own home in Porto. When he was finished, he ordered that it should only be put out after he died. He had no idea that it would be another 33 years before that happened.