In the Regained section, new light is cast on existing film material by means of restored classics, films about film, experimental works and installations. John Torres’ People Power Bombshell: Diary of Vietnam Rose will have its international première during IFFR. This reconstruction of an uncompleted film is experienced as a fevered trip that acts as a metaphor for the Philippine nation and its traumas. With Conner’s Crossroads and The Exploding Digital Inevitable, American film archivist Ross Lipman will present a live performance based around Bruce Conner’s notorious film Crossroads, which combines nuclear explosions with minimal music. To create the project Homeless Movies, which has its international première on the Schouwburgplein in special individual film cabins, six luminaries of the Belgian arts scene pored over amateur films.
Films in ‘Regained’
Jointed FilmImai Norio IFFR 2017 20′
The film version of his installation Severed Film, Imai Norio’s found-footage film is a collage made from discarded 16mm film he collected from a local television station.
SERGEI/SIR GAYMark Rappaport IFFR 2017 36′
As a teenager, Eisenstein always signed his drawings 'Sir Gay'. The waggish essayist Rappaport sees clear signs of his sexual orientation throughout the Russian director’s film oeuvre.
Pizza TimeImai Norio IFFR 2017 10′
One of several performances where Imai Norio used the Polaroid, this one involves him eating slices of pizza while recreating his dinner in picture form.
Pic-NicLisa Spilliaert IFFR 2017 4′
Spilliaert is fascinated by the seemingly spontaneous moments in double portraits that amateur filmmakers make of themselves.
She starts her visual essay by mirroring a Super-8 recording from an archive of amateur home movies with a video recording made by Spillaert's parents in 1990.