The International Film Festival Rotterdam is spotlighting two European auteurs this year: Danish filmmaker Nils Malmros and Germany filmmaker and artist Heinz Emigholz.

Malmros, the father of Danish cinema realism, will receive a retrospective of his films including Lars Ole 5.c, Boys and Tree of Knowledge; lead actor Jacob Cedergren will join Malmros to present his latest film Sorrow and Joy.

Germany’s Heinz Emigholz, who has worked across film, drawing and literature, will see Rotterdam present highlights of his documentary series Architecture as Autobiography. The series, 15 years in the making, focuses on architects such as Luis Sullivan, Bruce Goff, Adolf Loos and August Perret. IFFR and The New Institute will present highlights from the series as well as an installation. This focus is part of Signals: Regained.

Also in Signals: Regained, selections include the documentary Tresspassing Berman, Jamie Shovlin’s Rough Cut, the European premiere of a restored Andy Warhol film Tiger Morse, the super-8 compilation Quand je serai dictateur, and Rick Prelinger’s No More Road Trips? The exhibition POST SCRIPT will bring together seven artists creating new work by revisiting classic films.