The new film by Rosto finds its way in the celebrated Clermont-Ferrand festival, plus a new behind-the-scenes documentary.
Rosto is special guest at the prestigious International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, where his new film Reruns premieres. The imaginative short is the fourth and final in a series of musical films featuring the band Thee Wreckers.
Alongside Reruns, the festival presents a special programme including the entire Thee Wreckers Tetralogy: No Place Like Home (2008), Lonely Bones (2013), Splintertime (2015) and Reruns (2018), plus a new documentary about the films and music. I n Reruns, we descend beneath the waves to enter a subterranean dream city.
Everything's different but nothing has changed... A trip through a sunken maze of memories and dreams.
The film plays with the idea that we always try to make sense of our dreams and memories. This is the most autobiographical film of the tetralogy. We follow me as a little boy visiting my old school and my grandmother’s house. We see my character growing up, until he is so old that he is actually dead. It is a film about my past and future -Rosto
Rosto currently prepares a new feature animation Mind My Gap, based on both his online graphic novel, and the already completed four animation shorts. He is currently in the process of script development.
The 20-minute short, behind-the-scenes documentary Everything’s Different, Nothing Has Changed by Rob Gradisen and Joao Costa will also premiere. The documentary covers 25 years of Rosto’s musical journeys.
Many people believe animation is totally computer driven, making it easier to create a film. But my films are hybrid, with many more techniques involved. Reruns is again a painstaking crossover of live action, animation and music. I use actors, dancers and acrobats. We actually rebuilt my grandmother’s room using real life Super-8 footage and modern technology. It couldn’t be more complex and that’s why my productions always take up a lot of time - Rosto
Produced by Studio Rosto A.D/Autour de Minuit/A Private View
Camera: Freek Zonderland, Stephan Schmidt
Sound designer: Tom Hambleton
Editing: Nicolas Schmerkin, Rosto
Animation/post-production: Studio Rosto A.D/Studio Whoohoo/Flow-postproduction/ADV Studios
With support from The Netherlands Filmfund, Creative Industries Fund NL, VAF, Belgian Tax Shelter, CNC, Canal+
Autour de Minuit handles International Sales and Distribution.
The annual Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is the world's leading film festival dedicated to short films. Rosto designed the festival post in 2007, and his The Monster of Nix short received Best Original Score award in 2012. The festival attracts over 100,000 attendees annually, and takes place 2-10 February 2018.