Skip to main content

Praise The Sea

Netherlands, 1959 (MIFF 1960, Programme 9)

Director: Herman van de Horst

Van der Horst, like Haanstra, has made his name with distinguished short films such as Shoot the Nets and Houen Zo. This his latest film is about the Netherlands and its dependence upon the sea.

See also...

Mother and Son

A film that attempts to shatter the conventional view of family love. ... Prix, Oberhausen; Prize, Lugano. ... More »

APPASSIONATA

From the musty archives of some supernatural Law Court a judge takes the dossier of a young girl accused of the crime of suicide. Gradually the evidence against her, her family, her fiance, her ... More »

Carousel of Lowicz

The area around Lowicz is famous for its beautiful regional costumes and this film is about the annual folklore festival held in that city. A Polish documentary which won distinction at the ... More »

METELLO

Born to an anarchist father, Metello follows in his footsteps as a champion of liberty and social justice. When he is imprisoned after a strike action, he repeats the hollow promise his father made ... More »

Oisín

Made as a contribution to European Conservation Week, Oisin is a moving record of the stark and simple glories of primitive nature and its sounds. ... There are no humans, no buildings, no music and ... More »

Sophie and the Scales

A wordless sermon on the perils of pedagogy. Sophie is a quiet little girl who doesn't like her music lessons. . . ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director