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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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Mirror of Holland

Netherlands, 1950
The Dutch landscape, houses, and people shown as reflections in water, with images inverted to give a flowing picture of city and countryside. Every object is distorted into a weird, often abstract, … More »

The Rival World

UK, 1955
The Rival World is the terrifying all powerful Kingdom of the insect. To half the men who die, death is brought by insects; of all the food we sow, insects take one third. The only way to halt the de… More »

And There Was No More Sea

Netherlands, 1956
A vanishing way of life in the Netherlands: before it was too late Haanstra was com¬missioned to preserve a picture of life round the former Zuiderzee with its colourful costumes and traditions ... More »

Rembrandt, Painter of Men

Netherlands, 1957
This film about Rembrandt is made exclusively from his paintings and its purpose is demonstrate how the joys and sorrows influenced his art. ... More »

Glass

Netherlands, 1958
Without benefit of commentary, Bert Haanstra contrasts the mysterious refinement of the work of men with the uniformity of machines. The approach is light and deft and full of humor, communicating ab… More »

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