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’
Imai Norio: Severed Film/Jointed FilmImai Norio IFFR 2017 570′
In the first international show case of the work of Imai Norio, part of the art collective Gutai, film, video and dia's are screened that playfully deal with the limits of these media.
David Lynch: The Art LifeJon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Rick Barnes IFFR 2017 90′
Cineaste, musician, artist, guru and coffee aficionado David Lynch takes us back to the roots of his creativity. A portrait of the artist as a young man, played by himself as a relaxed, candid, middle-aged man – with the emphasis on painting and how he swapped a cosy nest for an odyssey through his dark side.
Tony Conrad: Completely in the PresentTyler Hubby IFFR 2017 96′
Jack-of-all-trades Tony Conrad had a bigger influence on post-war art than many people might think. From the godfather of The Velvet Underground and progenitor of minimal music to drone-filming hero, and from radical filmmaker to activist video-maker and conceptual performer: a portrait of an all-round, extremely loveable avant-gardist.
A Place I've Never BeenAdrian Flury IFFR 2017 5′
The absurd wealth of typical tourist photos that can be found online allows for new forms of archaeology. A frame-by-frame reconstruction of generic behaviour.