Drawing upon cinematic memories: restored classics, films about film, experimental works, installations and retrospectives.
Films in ‘Regained’
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.
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.
Film IIFrans Zwartjes IFFR 2018 18′
To mark his ninetieth birthday, EYE has restored Zwartjes’ very first film, originally shot on Super-8 and long thought lost.
Visual TrainingFrans Zwartjes IFFR 2018 8′
Oppressive black-and-white study of a man in pale makeup surrendering as apathetically as a zombie from a German Expressionist film to primitive, childlike playing with food.