Drawing upon cinematic memories: restored classics, films about film, experimental works, installations and retrospectives.
Films in ‘Regained’
Marquis de Wavrin, du manoir à la jungleGrace Winter, Luc Plantier IFFR 2018 84′
To avoid prison, Marquess Robert de Wavrin flees to South America in 1913. There, he not only shoots an array of exotic animals, but also captures unique footage. Gradually, the adventurer becomes a fearless ethnologist and filmmaker, the first to visit many tribes.
Neville D'Almeida – Chronicler of Beauty and ChaosMario Abbade IFFR 2018 106′
The career of Brazilian filmmaker Neville D'Almeida (Belo Horizonte, 1941) is full of ups and downs, scandals and successes, sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll (or samba), censorship and fierce criticism, but also artistic innovation and lust for life. An intriguing piece of Brazilian film history, this documentary is filled with interviews and NSFW film fragments.
Le film de BazinPierre Hébert IFFR 2018 70′
In 1958, influential film critic André Bazin started his own film project, about Roman churches. He died a few months later, leaving his dream project in the form of photographs and notes. This documentary essay reanimates (quite literally) the uncompleted script. Pondering ruins and restoration, we are forced to acknowledge the passing of time.
Santos #2, Work in ProgressAnton Corbal IFFR 2018 75′
Spiritual director Oliver Laxe (Mimosas) once again appears in front of the camera. In this debut long documentary by Anton Corbal, we see Laxe working on his new 16mm film while renovating his grandparents’ dilapidated home in the idyllic Spanish village of Vilela.