Drawing upon cinematic memories: restored classics, films about film, experimental works, installations and retrospectives.
Films in ‘Regained’
Moving StillsFrans Zwartjes, Paul de Nooijer IFFR 2018 7′
Working with one of his most talented students, Zwartjes animated a series of photos to create an obsessive study of a favourite motif: the female nude.
The Image You MissedDonal Foreman IFFR 2018 73′
Donal Foreman had virtually no contact with his father, Arthur MacCaig, who devoted his entire career to documenting the conflict in Northern Ireland. After MacCaig’s death, Foreman re-establishes their relationship by diving into his father’s archive, also taking up the camera – both as a weapon and a means of reconciliation.
BirdsFrans Zwartjes IFFR 2018 5′
Hypnotic, repetitive film featuring Trix, Zwartjes' regular partner in crime – and in life. The second 'turtle dove' is a piece of a toy between her fingers.
Who Is Bárbara Virgínia?Luísa Sequeira IFFR 2018 77′
Having only made one feature-length film and one short, Bárbara Virgínia was for decades a neglected figure in Portuguese film history. She was, however, the first woman to direct a film during the dictatorship – as well as being the sole representative of her country at the very first Cannes Film Festival in 1946.