Super8 & 16mm – Great Small Gauges. After two years of presenting exclusively short 16mm films, we are about to expand the view on small gauge filmmaking. An important part of this year’s selection is formed by long-form work, where small-gauge film stock has been used extensively. Moreover, Super8, a format which rarely finds its way into a movie theatre, is also included. The section presents pure cinematic miniatures of Helga Fanderl in a programme curated by the Super8 artist herself, lyrical documentary landscapes and cityscapes by Annik Leroy and an anti-ethnographic essay by Trinh T. Minh-ha. As an extra, the session with the wondrous Archeoscope, an ‘all gauges’ machine built and operated by Jan Kulka, will allow you to experience the magic of analogue projection, not of a film strip, but of salt, lace, dust and more. Curated by Karl Wratschko and Mariann Lewinsky.
Come ogni Cinema Ritrovato, il magazine della passione per il cinema seguirà capillarmente il programma del festival “paradiso dei cinefili”.
First day of projections in Sala Mastroianni. A series of mute from different countries and of various lengths, accompanied by live music. Introduced by Mariann Lewinsky, Andrea Meneghelli and other experts. The only feature film projected, The Red Lantern, closed the day.
This year we have introduced a new section devoted to a very important 20th-century medium: small-gauge filmmaking and the beloved 16mm format. Film history would look completely different without the possibility of filmmakers using these cheaper formats.