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All Things Flow

Netherlands, 1951 (MIFF 1958, The Fresh Approach)

Director: Bert Haanstra

An aesthetic study of motion and change in nature made as a personal experiment. A poetic film, in a peaceful, gentle mood, it is visually stunning.

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